I’m glad Quentin Tarantino decided not to scrap The Hateful Eight after the script leaked online this year. If nothing else, it means he’s now actively working on a new movie, and that’s a good thing no matter what.
But I’m even more excited now that we know the full cast of the film, which borrows many of the actors from the live read of the script earlier this year, along with some new faces.
Without further ado, here are the Hateful Eight:
As if that lineup wasn’t cool enough, Deadline is also confirming Channing Tatum will be playing a role in the movie. No word yet on who he’ll be playing, but I’d venture a guess it will be a smaller role, not unlike his buddy Jonah Hill’s part in Django Unchained.
So we’ve got an allegedly awesome script (I avoided reading it thus far, a true test of willpower)… a stellar group of actors with a nice mix of Tarantino veterans and talented first-timers… and quite possibly the best director alive behind the cameras, which will officially start rolling just after the new year.
2015 already has a LOT to look forward to on the big screen, but there’s few things I’m more stoked to see than Hateful Eight. While I ponder whether NECA will try their luck again with Tarantino toys, you can read this official synopsis below. Tell me this doesn’t sound awesome!
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…