Kurt Russell is reportedly attached to the big screen version of Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight“. The temperature has been rising since reports emerged a while back that Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ might still be making it to the big screen after all the drama. Since then, reports revealed that the “Hateful Eight” will begin production this year November, but Russell says it’s pushed back till next year. Some information about the future of the reworked big screen adaptation was shared when the critically acclaimed writer/director hosted a star-studded reading of his “Hateful Eight” script at a hotel in Los Angeles on April 19. At the reading, the helmer mentioned that he is working on a second and third draft. He also revealed that many script reworks are expected, especially in its last part, or what he referred to as the fifth chapter.
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Russell played the part of the bounty hunter John Ruth during the script’s live reading at the Ace Hotel. Talking to Fox affiliate in Philadelphia, the Emmy-nominated actor hinted at the movie’s start date saying:
“I’ve got a Tarantino project called ‘The Hateful Eight’ that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year,”
This intriguing development sparks a burning question! Will we see the rest of the actors that took part in the live reading?
Let’s have a quick look at the actors:
Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren
Amber Tamblyn as Daisy Domergue
Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix
Michael Madsen as John Gage
Bruce Dern as General Smithers
James Parks as O.B. Jackson
Zoe Bell and James Remar
No official casting announcement has been made, but we have to assume that the above mentioned actors are expected to return for the big screen adaptation. Two time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will not be teaming up with Tarantino for a third time after his award-winning performances in “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.”
The script for the anticipated western flick was leaked and the project was initially canned. The story is now set to revolve around “the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.”
Tarantino is still waging war against Gawker media for publishing a news article with a link to the place where the script was available for download, but he says he has “calmed down a bit” since the script had leaked.