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Quentin Tarantino announces cast for his next film, The Hateful Eight

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong Quentin Tarantino has finalised the cast for his next film, The Hateful Eight. We knew castings and auditions where held last week and now QT has unveiled the full cast for his movie which begins shooting early next year.

In the previous few months we knew Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Jennifer Jason Leigh had all officially signed up with Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Walton Goggins being almost certainties giving the live reading Tarantino conducted in Los Angeles earlier this year. It is now known that two new names have been added. Oscar-nominated star of A Better Life and current star of The Bridge Demian Bichir has landed a role alongside a surprising hire in Channing Tatum. Tatum being cast in a Tarantino movie may surprise some, but if you look at his most recent works, Tatum is becoming a very rounded and accomplished actor. Most see him as a pretty face with a chiseled body, but Tatum is much more than that. He has comedic timing (humour is something we see a lot in Tarantino movies), as well as a dramatic edge (Foxcatcher). Tatum could well be a strong piece of casting.

The Weinstein Company, who are producing The Hateful Eight, sent out the below press release;

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that an incredible list of top acting talent has come on board to star in Academy Award winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming post-Civil War western, The Hateful Eight. The Hateful Eight are: Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (Escape from New York) as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle) as Daisy Domergue, Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified) as Chris Mannix, Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) as Bob, Academy Award nominee Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs) as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Joe Gage and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska) General Sanford Smithers. Also, Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) has signed on for a role in the project. This will be Leigh, Bichir and Tatum’s first film with Tarantino, while the rest of the cast has worked with him in the past. The Hateful Eight is the eighth feature for the filmmaker, whose last film Django Unchained earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and grossed over $425 million worldwide.

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