We had the prospect of another spaghetti western from Quentin Tarantino titled "The Hateful Eight" dangling over our heads, until hope was lost when the script leaked. Tarantino was angry and felt betrayed, and threatened that the film would not see the light of day for many years. The passionate film icon is a true artist after all, creating unique and original characters from the ground up, from the page to the lens. New hope has now surfaced for the project however, as Tarantino did a live-cast reading of the original script this past weekend, which has apparently reignited his interest in completing the project.
At the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles Saturday evening, Tarantino assembled a cast to read through the original script that was leaked, in front of a live audience. He announced that he is rewriting it and it should be noted that the Weinstein Brothers were in attendance during the read. They undoubtedly wanted to see how it tested but does that really even matter at this point? Tarantino is a film genius and his work has crossed over the cult-classic mark into mainstream appreciation, while still upholding his quirky and unapologetic style.
Some of the actors that read the script are Tarantino regulars and some are newbies to his ensemble. Regardless of whether or not these names will also be in the eventual film, if they were auditioning or just doing him a favor, it certainly seemed like one hell of a show. You can check out the full list of actors and their roles below.
Was this enough for Tarantino to forgive and move on because his love for the project outweighs the betrayal? Only time will tell when this one truly will come to fruition but this is a very good step in the right direction for Tarantino fans, wanting to see another spaghetti western from him.
Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren
James Parks as the driver O.B.
Kurt Russell as bounty hunter John Ruth also known as "The Hangman"
Amber Tamblyn as his prisoner Daisy Domergue
Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix
Denis Menochet as the Frenchman Bob
Tim Roth as the Englishman Oswaldo Mobray
Michael Madsen as John Gage
Bruce Dern as Confederate General Smithers
Dana Gourrier as Minnie
Zoe Bell as Six Horse Judy
James Remar as Jody
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