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Celeb Spot: See Hilary Duff Transform into Murdered Hollywood Starlet this Week

Hilary Duff is adding a new role to her resume and you can see it this Friday. 

Duff, 31, transforms into upcoming 26-year-old Hollywood starlet Sharon Tate in the highly anticipated thriller The Haunting of Sharon Tate. Tate and four others were brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family cult, which was headed by Charles Manson, at her Los Angeles home in 1969. Tate was expecting her first child with her husband, director Roman Polanski, and was more than eight months pregnant when she was killed. 

The Younger star first announced her role in an Instagram post in February of 2018. She gushed about her excitement for the part, saying Tate was an “amazing woman” and playing her was a “true honor.” Tate was a promising actress in the 1960s best known for her Golden Globe-nominated role in Valley of the Dolls.



Independent production company Saban Films released the official trailer for the psychological horror in early February. It shows chilling scenes of Tate having horrible nightmares about her upcoming death and eerie run-ins with members of the Manson cult, and ends with heart-racing glimpses of the final moments of the actress’ life. 



The film is based on an interview with the late actress published about a year before her death, according to Deadline. In the interview, the actress reportedly revealed her dreams are haunted by ghosts and she has visions of her own death executed by a satanic cult. 

An exclusive clip from People released just over one week before the movie’s debut gave fans another peak into the last hours of Tate’s life. In the preview, she is surprised by friends at her home and expresses that her husband is away in London finishing a script, but will be back in time for the baby. 



A glimpse at @hilaryduff as #SharonTate in THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE. In theaters and On Demand 4/5. #ComingSoon

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Starring alongside Duff is Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst and Pawel Szajda, whose characters are also murdered, and Ben Mellish as Charles Manson. This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the murders.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate will be in theaters and On Demand April 5. 

Sara is a senior journalism student at Hofstra University who aspires to one day be on the red carpet giving you the latest on all things celebrity. She is a current NBC intern and co-host of her campus' news show, Hofstra Today. She is also a proud member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and Zeta Phi Eta, the Pre-Professional Fraternity in the Arts and Sciences of Communications. In her free time, she loves going to the beach, traveling, attending live performances and making memories with her friends and dogs. Follow her on Instagram: @sara__whit and on Twitter: @Sara_Whitman. She also has a travel blog at www.sarawhitmanythoughts.wordpress.com