By Will Ashton
While writer/director Quentin Tarantino is not best known for his acting chops, despite often making himself a cameo or supporting role in many of his films, it appears that he will be returning in front of the camera once again, as he is set to star as Roger Corman in director Joe Dante’s biopic The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Bleeding Cool reports the news. Originally, Colin Firth was set to play the infamous producer/director, but now it appears that Tarantino will be playing him instead. The film will focus on Corman making The Trip in the 1960s, which centers on LSD and stars Jack Nicholson in one of his first roles.
Corman will be making a cameo himself in the film too, as “the executive who didn’t want me to make the film.” Corman describes The Trip by saying ““it was very controversial but it was the only American picture invited to the Cannes Film Festival that year.”
While I, like many others, don’t find Tarantino the best actor, this film just sounds so interesting as it is that I hope that it works out for the best.
Update: Joe Dante revealed on Twitter that this was just a rumor and it is not true. He said the following, “Quentin is a great filmmaker and a good friend, however there is absolutely no truth to the stories that he is going to play Roger Corman.”