We’ve seen the wordy teaser trailer, and now EW have revealed the very first look at a select few from Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated new Western, The Hateful Eight.
Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh grace to cover of the latest edition of EW, who explain The Hateful Eight is packed with squibs and gunshots, but it’s more intimate than Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
Tarantino told EW:
“For me it has more of a Western Iceman Cometh kind of vibe about it … A bunch of guys in a room who can’t trust each other. That wasn’t a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle.”
Check out the cover photo below.
The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Here are the key cast names of the film, and who they will be playing:
1. Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren
2. Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth
3. Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue
4. Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix
5. Demian Bichir as Bob
6. Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray
7. Michael Madsen as Joe Gage
8. Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers
The Hateful Eight went into production as expected early 2015, and the Weinstein’s will release the film on Christmas Day in the US. The film will have the biggest 70mm release in 20 years, and while it has not been confirmed if all cinemas will be presenting the film in this format, it does appear that the film will first be released in 70mm, and then released on DCP and 35mm shortly after.
Here is the official synopsis:
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…