Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Quentin Tarantino Casts His Hateful Eight

HatefulEight.jpg

Quentin Tarantino likes an eclectic cast and he's assembled a doozy for his next film, the western The Hateful Eight.

Officially announced are Samuel L Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell as John 'The Hangman' Ruth. Jennifer Jason Leigh Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Demian Bechir as Bob, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers. Channing Tatum is also onboard in a smaller, as yet unconfirmed role. 

The film takes place in Wyoming, several years after the US Civil War. Ruth, a bounty hunter, is on his way to Red Rock with his quarry, Domergue. On the way they happen across another bounty hunter, former union soldier Warren, and Mannix, a man claiming to be the town's sheriff. When they hole up at a stagecoach stopover, they encounter Bob, Mobray, Gage and Smithers, and it becomes apparent that none of them might reach their destination.

For a while the film looked like it wasn't going to happen, after Tarantino chucked an almighty strop when his script was leaked online. He's made his peace and the film will begin shooting early next year, with a new draft of the screenplay.

The Weinstein Company will release The Hateful Eight at some point in 2015.

(Images: Rex)

Related

615x330_reservoir_dogs.jpg

Reservoir Dogs Quiz

615x330_PulpFiction.jpg

Pulp Fiction Quiz

615x330_tarantino quote hero.jpg

The Ultimate Tarantino Quote Quiz

hooch.jpg

10 Great Movie Double-Bills To Watch On Netflix

mccartney rexfeatures_1089366a.jpg

19 Songs Rejected For Movies

615x330-ferris-b.jpg

The 15 Best Closing Songs In Films

Comments

More

Ray Winstone on family, feminism and how film stars have changed

His wilder years may be behind him, but a return to his roots has given Ray Winstone a new lease of life

by Jimi Famurewa
27 Apr 2017

Watch Mindhorn for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Check out the new film starring Julian Barratt

27 Apr 2017

M. Night Shyamalan announces sequels to Split and Unbreakable

*SPOILERS INSIDE*

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Julian Barratt on jazz, memes, and the Chuckle Brothers

We spoke to the "miserable, slightly pretentious" comedian

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

John Boyega photobombing hardcore Star Wars fans is essential viewing

The man knows to make an entrance

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Heath Ledger's sister talks about her brother in tender new interview

Kate Ledger gently refutes claims that his role as the joker led to his fatal overdose

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

Jeff Goldblum set up a free food giveaway for the sake of a 6/10 pun

It's all in the delivery

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Great news alert: Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park fran

Ian Malcolm is back back back

by Gary Ogden
26 Apr 2017

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has a release date and new poster

Just look at the names on that poster

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Watch Chris Pratt confess his love for a bacon sandwich

Haven't we all at one point?

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017