Jennifer Jason Leigh Takes Female Lead in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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Jennifer Jason Leigh has taken the female lead in writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s soon-to-shoot The Hateful Eight. TheWrap has the news, reporting that Leigh will play Daisy Domergue opposite Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Dana Gourrier, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Denis Menochet, James Parks, James Remar, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell.

Set in snowy Wyoming a few years after the Civil War, the film focuses on the tension among a group of people trapped after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route. The group includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner (Leigh) in a saloon.

Preproduction is already underway in Chicago on The Hateful Eight with plans to begin shooting December 8 before taking a holiday break and resuming production in 2015.

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