The Hateful Eight Casts 9

HatefulThe Weinstein Company has released the official cast for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming post-Civil War western, The Hateful Eight.

New to working with Tarantino on the list are: Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle), Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher).

Returning to work with the director again are: Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Kurt Russell (Escape From New York), Walton Goggins (Justified), Tim Roth (Lie To Me), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) and Bruce Dern (Nebraska).

Here's the official plot synopsis as the movie heads into production for a 2015 release:

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…

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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