Tarantino Wants Christoph Waltz & Bruce Dern for His New Western

January 12, 2014
Source: Deadline

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Following the Best Picture nominated Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino revealed last fall that his next film would be another western. However, no details were made available at that time. But now we have a better idea of what Tarantino has in store for audiences as Deadline reports that the working title of the film is The Hateful Eight with the first draft completed and currently being shown to actors he's hoping to land for the picture. And who are those actors? Well, Tarantino wants to bring Christoph Waltz back in front of the camera after helping the actor win two Oscars, and also Nebraska star Bruce Dern.

Unfortunately, that's all the details that have surfaced so far. But just the prospect of having Waltz and Dern together in a western from Tarantino is pretty enticing. Dern is enjoying a resurgence with a fantastic performance in Nebraska, and despite being 77 years old, he's as feisty and energetic as ever (and had a role in Django Unchained). Plus, Waltz teaming with Tarantino again is just icing on the cake after beginning with Inglourious Basterds. Supposedly Tarantino wants to shoot this summer, but that's no guarantee at this point since the script is in early stages. Hopefully we get some story details soon though so we know what we'll be getting into with Tarantino and the western genre again. Sound good?

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  • Have Hope
    Christoph Waltz (who has my birthday...thief!) playing the same role AGAIN?!
    • Chris Groves
      Sure, the voice and little 'ticks' of the characters had similarities...but beyond that they were hardly the same. Hans Landa ALWAYS kept his cool, and was willing to turn against the Nazis on a moment's noticed when it was to his benefit. Schultz was much more morally defined, and couldn't stand to watch a slave toyed with, and couldn't even swallow his pride and shake Candie's hand without shooting him. Morally they were very different, and in terms of their temperament they were rather different as well.
  • Chris Groves
    I'm ALWAYS up for Christoph Waltz in a Tarantino movie.
  • grimjob
    Yes, fucking Bruce Dern! And I said this on another website, but I'll bring it here too: Please cast Kurt Russell!
  • Damon King
    I wouldn't exactly call Django Unchained a true western but more along the lines of a "historic film" as Inglorious Basterds was. If this is true with "The Hateful Eight" I would define it as his first true official western. The western genre has slowly been fading and it's nice to see a director like Tarantino wanting to bring it back into the frame along the Waltz. I do hope one day Tarantino gets back into the crime genre. It would be nice to see Pulp Fiction 2 happen, there is so much potential.
    • grimjob
      Gotta disagree on Pulp Fiction 2, it would have to be different characters at least. Although it would be cool to see Jules wandering the Earth, getting into "adventures".
  • Nielsen700
    I always look forward to a new Tarantino film!
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Christoph Waltz is beyond brilliant in the acting game. His inclusion in the movie validates it being an awesome movie




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