While a largely text-based trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight will premiere in front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For this weekend, the movie has not yet gone begun filming and the trailer doesn’t even list any confirmed cast members. To this point it seems Kurt Russell is the only one that’s said he’s in the film, but even that has yet to be made official. Now, however, things are starting to heat up as new rumors suggest Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Rachel Wood, Geena Davis and Hilary Swank may all be under consideration for a role.
Note, however, these are just rumors and could simply be wishlists and/or publicists trying to get their client’s names in the mix. For example, Jeff Sneider from quoted Lawrence’s reps in a The Wrap tweet saying, “Despite internet rumors, her reps have confirmed she’s not doing this project.”
The Lawrence talk does seem a little far-fetched considering she has Joy for David O. Russell and X-Men: Apocalypse one her immediate slate not to mention I’m not sure whether production on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is completed.
As for those other names, they aren’t exactly hot commodities by comparison, but all three would be a lot of fun to see in a Tarantino pic. Then again, Lawrence would as well.
When it comes to the role they’d be vying for, I have to assume it’s that of Daisy Domergue, which was read by Amber Tamblyn during the live read and then there’s another female character named Six Horse Judy, which Tarantino favorite Zoe Bell read during the Los Angeles event.
The Hateful Eight is an ensemble Western centered on bounty hunters returning human plunder to a town called Red Rock in exchange for hefty rewards who run into a Southerner on the road. The three of them, along with their driver arrive at a haberdashery to take shelter from an oncoming blizzard. The proprieters are nowhere to be found, only four men in their ‘stead. From there the story plays out in one location.
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