Jackson, Russell, Roth, Madsen, Dern And Tatum Among Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT

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Jackson, Russell, Roth, Madsen, Dern And Tatum Among Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT
Polish up your six shooters and get your tongue all warmed up for lots and lots and lots of dialogue for Tarantino's Hateful Eight is officially a go and the full cast list boasts a collection of familiar (and welcome) faces along with, well, Channing Tatum who is, no doubt, going to take some (undeserved) heat from Tarantino fans for this. Who's in there? Here's the full announcement:

November 6, 2014 (New York, NY) - The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that an incredible list of top acting talent has come on board to star in Academy Award winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming post-Civil War western, THE HATEFUL EIGHT. The Hateful Eight are: Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (DJANGO UNCHAINED) as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) as John "The Hangman" Ruth, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE) as Daisy Domergue, Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified) as Chris Mannix, Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (A BETTER LIFE) as Bob, Academy Award nominee Tim Roth (RESERVOIR DOGS) as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS) as Joe Gage and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (NEBRASKA) General Sanford Smithers. Also, Channing Tatum (FOXCATCHER) has signed on for a role in the project. This will be Leigh, Bichir and Tatum's first film with Tarantino, while the rest of the cast has worked with him in the past. THE HATEFUL EIGHT is the eighth feature for the filmmaker, whose last film DJANGO UNCHAINED earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and grossed over $425 million worldwide.
 
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...
 
Written and directed by Tarantino, THE HATEFUL EIGHT is produced by long-time Tarantino collaborators Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh.  Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and G. Mac Brown are THE HATEFUL EIGHT's executive producers, and Coco Francini and William Paul Clark are associate producers. 
 
Presented in glorious 70mm, THE HATEFUL EIGHT will be released by TWC in 2015. The film marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of Tarantino's films, from RESERVOIR DOGS through DJANGO UNCHAINED.

"Any actor who jumps on board with one of Quentin's films is in for a wild and rewarding ride," commented Bob and Harvey Weinstein, TWC Co-Chairmen. "We couldn't be any more thrilled with the fantastic group of performers we've assembled for THE HATEFUL EIGHT - some perennial fixtures in his movies and some newcomers - and can't wait to kick off the shoot in Telluride."

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Tyler AyersNovember 6, 2014 5:20 PM

I'm sure they are all hateful at white men for something. Who's it going to be this time Dorkerino, jewish angst? Black? Latino? General female loathing? If it has something to do with dividing a people Tarantino is there. You're so original, really deeply moving stories you tell, thanks dude!

Pistol PNovember 6, 2014 5:46 PM

Um.....you do realize that 6 of the Hateful 8 ARE WHITE, right?

EXPLOSIVEXPLOSIONNovember 6, 2014 8:30 PM

Channing Tatum take some hate? I love that guy wtf, no homo

lesterThejesterNovember 7, 2014 1:54 AM

Have pity on the white man.....they have suffered ssssooooooo much losing out on movie roles.

KOFNovember 7, 2014 3:03 AM

So, it's a remake of "Stagecoach" replacing Apaches with a blizzard as the ambush? Really? And he was so worked up about the script leaking out?! Anyone else doing this would have been called unoriginal, cliched, and lazy.

Don DryeNovember 7, 2014 1:19 PM

Well, "Kill Bill" was pretty much a "Lady Snowblood" remake in a modern setting and "Reservoir Dogs" used a big part out of "City on fire".
QT is a big example of "post-modern" filmmaking, but as long as he makes great and brilliant films with a lot of his own creative ideas, I don't mind this stealing/using/paying hommage to parts of other, mostly older classics, films.

Don DryeNovember 7, 2014 1:30 PM

I really hoped that Christoph Waltz would land the roll of Bob...

DJ_BobbyPeruNovember 8, 2014 7:55 AM

I've always wanted to see Nicholas Cage in a Tarantino film for some reason. Schwarzenegger, too.

Tyler AyersNovember 8, 2014 5:09 PM
Tyler AyersNovember 8, 2014 5:11 PM
YojimboNovember 9, 2014 11:18 AM

I'm just glad it's Tim Roth and not Eli.

Party_In_Left_FieldNovember 11, 2014 11:48 AM

You draw that conclusion having not seen the film and with virtually no knowledge of the script? In case you haven't caught on yet, most films draw on the same fundamental patterns, e.g., cops chasing down the bad guy, the last job, boy meets girl, ghost haunts the unsuspecting, etc. Please. By your standard, we should have stopped with the ancient Greeks and Chinese when it comes to spinning a tale.

tman418November 12, 2014 11:18 PM

I have seen a few IMAX 15perf/70mm films before (but none in 3D, unfortunately...guess I gotta wait for "The Force Awakens"). But I have yet to see a "regular" 70mm film presentation, neither as a 70mm "blowup" or "natively."

Is there anyone who can tell me, based on their own personal experiences, how a 70mm presentation compares to IMAX 15/70, at least when it comes to films shot natively in those formats?