Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Shooting in November Now?
Well, that was fast. Following a live-read at LACMA in April, it turns out writer and director Quentin Tarantino is putting his latest western The Hateful Eight in front of cameras this year after all. There were rumblings from the event that Tarantino was planning on shooting this winter, even after the script leaked and he threatened to shelve the project for five years, but Showbiz 411 has learned that he's rewriting the script (as he said he would) and is hoping to begin production in November with the same cast from the live-reading including Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell and others.
The rest of the cast from the live-read included Amber Tamblyn, James Remar, Walton Goggins, Zoe Bell, James Parks, Denis Minochet and Dana Gourrier. It doesn't seem to be official that any of these actors who took part in the live-read are definitely in the film, but it's unlikely that any of them would turn down the project, especially after taking part in the event. Tim Roth isn't mentioned in the report, but we're not sure if that's because he's not in the film, or if it's an oversight from the source. This might mark the first time ever that a film has been publicly performed before going in front of cameras, which should be interesting for those who witnessed the early draft of the film.
For those just joining us, the film was revealed to follow the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group in a saloon in the middle of nowhere. The stranded group included a competing pair of bounty hunters (Jackson and Russell), a renegade Confederate soldier (Goggins), and a female prisoner (Tamblyn). You can find more details on the characters in the report from the live-read right here. Stay tuned for more.