Quentin Tarantino and the Weinstein Company have finally announced the full cast for Tarantino’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Django Unchained. So, who is heading out west with the esteemed writer-director for The Hateful Eight?
The Hateful Eight are Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell plays John “The Hangman” Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh is Daisy Domergue, Justified’s Walton Goggins will be Chris Mannix, Demian Bichir is set to be Bob, Tim Roth reunites with Tarantino after Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen also re-teams with the director as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern will rock as General Sanford Smithers.
And the rumors are true, Channing Tatum will be in the cast as well!
This film is a long time coming, especially after Tarantino announced he would not make The Hateful Eight when the script was leaked. Given the synopsis, we’re thrilled he reconsidered.
Weinstein also released the film’s official synopsis, and let us know what you think in the comments below:
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…
Noticeably absent is someone who has been in the last two Tarantino films and won Oscars for both, Christoph Waltz. The Hateful Eight starts shooting in December.
Watch Django Unchained online and witness Tarantino’s most recent triumph.