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

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson explore the dark side of Silicon Valley

Imagine Tom Hanks in an extended episode of Black Mirror

by Emily Badiozzaman
07 Dec 2016

The ultimate movie trailer mashup of 2016 will rock your world

Featuring the best bits from 2016's greatest cinematic moments

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

These movie opening sequences have just been voted the greatest ever

Even better than Alan Partridge doing the Spy Who Loved Me

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci vehemently denies Last Tango rape accusations

06 Dec 2016

The trailer for the new Mummy is here

Can Tom Cruise outact Brendan Fraser?

by Emily Badiozzaman
05 Dec 2016

Why Rocky is the most important film about masculinity ever made

As the film turns 40, here's why the boxing saga is so much more than an underdog story

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

We asked men to tell us which movies make them cry

...and then we definitively ranked their pain

by Sam Diss
30 Nov 2016

Watch newly released trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One

by Joe Ellison
28 Nov 2016

Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield spent a week in silence in Wales

Solid dedication to a film's title

by Emily Badiozzaman
25 Nov 2016

Watch boxing drama Bleed For This for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Another, erm, knockout offer from our Film Club

by Tom Fordy
23 Nov 2016