We were almost sure that Quentin Tarantino’s newest project The Hateful Eight was going to be lost to the annals of films that might have been. After he seemingly shelved the project after a script leak, lawsuits followed and there was a live read of the film with an incredible cast, but a feature still seemed uncertain.
Apparently the director has had a change of heart, as Showbiz411 reports
that Tarantino’s Hateful Eight
will film this November with many of the same actors who performed the Los Angeles live read. Those big names include Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins and Zoe Bell. Sadly, this will be the first Tarantino film without Christoph Waltz since he first appeared in 2009's Inglourious Basterds
The filmmaker indicated that he’d “calmed down” after the drama surrounding the leak. He’ll be doing a second and third rewrite, setting the opening scenes in Wyoming where he shot Django Unchained
. The Hateful Eight
will center on a group of bounty hunters (with a female prisoner in tow) who seek shelter from a dangerous blizzard and get caught in a web of betrayal and deception.
The bulk of the action takes place in an old haberdashery where the characters take refuge. “It is a very verbose script mixing typical Tarantino humor with violence and witty exchanges and most of the story keeps the actors very contained and close together,” the Miramax live-read website reveals
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