Well this is certainly some damn fine news: Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' the director's highly-anticipated western project. Leigh was the original choice for the part, and even attended the director's live-reading of the script earlier this year.
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In what is probably the best news since you woke up this morning and realized you were still alive, Quentin Tarantino has his eyes on Jennifer Lawrence to join 'The Hateful Eight' -- his previously aborted but once again in the works new Western, which recently debuted its first teaser trailer in front of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'
While 'The Hateful Eight' doesn't even begin filming until early next year (headed for a December 2015 release date), we got word last week that the first trailer would be attached to prints of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' in theaters this week. Which is cool! But, we also got word that the trailer wouldn't be appearing online. That's not so cool. If you can't wait until Friday for a sneak peek at Quentin Tarantino's next film, don't worry, it's popped up online anyway and you can watch it right now.
We got to see the first 'Hateful Eight' poster well before production even began on this latest effort from Quentin Tarantino, and now it looks like the first trailer will follow suit in just a few days time. So, how can you be the first to see it?
Quentin Tarantino just officially confirmed this past weekend at Comic-Con that he would, in fact, be filming 'The Hateful Eight' in early 2015. Here we are, just a few days later, and we already have the first 'Hateful Eight' poster, confirming that the project will be shot in "Super CinemaScope."
Much ado was made of Quentin Tarantino's decision to abruptly put 'The Hateful Eight' on hold after an early draft of the script leaked online earlier this year. But, time truly heals all wounds and after a successful stage reading of his script, Tarantino has decided to move with 'The Hateful Eight' as his next project with shooting set to begin this November in Wyoming.
While we're still not sure what Quentin Tarantino's next film will be, the director was at the Cannes Film Festival and revealed he's looking to revisit one of his previous films. The director told an audience at a press conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cannes premiere of 'Pulp Fiction' that he's got about 90 minutes of unseen footage from 'Django Unchained' that he would like to adapt into a 4-hour/4-part cable miniseries.
Movie fans rejoiced when Quentin Tarantino revealed that his next project would be a western called 'The Hateful Eight.' But that didn't last long -- the script leaked, there was a major brouhaha (and the promise of legal action), and Tarantino said that the film wouldn't be made. And then Tarantino announced a one-time-only live reading of the script ... and then, at the live reading, he announced that the film was back in the works and that he was hard at work on draft two.
Quentin Tarantino famously shelved his upcoming project 'The Hateful Eight' after an early draft of the script leaked online (he would later sue the web site Gawker for publishing a download link). Fans were left disappointed knowing that an upcoming Tarantino film would never come to fruition, but now they take solace in knowing that Tarantino will direct 'The Hateful Eight' after all!... As part of a one-night-only live reading in Los Angeles.
'The Hateful Eight' may be the Quentin Tarantino movie that never was. The writer/director, upset about the script leaking online, decided to put a stop to the upcoming western before it ever really began. While we may never actually see the movie, the script is online and now another big piece of the movie is here to help you imagine a Tarantino movie in your head: the soundtrack.