After Quentin Tarantino directed a live read of The Hateful Eight in LA last April, it was speculated that most if not all of the actors that participated would be returning for the actual film. Earlier this week Tarantino put an end to all of the speculation and released a list of the finalized cast members. At least the main characters that is.
If you aren’t familiar with The Hateful Eight, it’s basically a story that follows eight individuals that get held up in a general store in Wyoming as they wait for a storm to pass. As the story unfolds, we find out that these people aren’t all in the same place by random coincidence but rather they are all interconnected and potentially out to kill one another. Without giving too much away, there is a plenty of solid Tarantino dialogue and violence to keep the story moving along. Also the movie takes place a few years after the Civil War and will be shot in 70mm. This film is going to look amazing.
The final main cast is as follows:
Samuel L. Jackson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
So there you have it, the official cast of The Hateful Eight. Most of the actors from the live read are indeed returning for the film version with a few new faces sprinkled in. I’m anxious to see Channing in a Tarantino film, we already saw Jonah Hill in Django Unchained, now it’s the other half of the Jump Street team’s turn. Shooting is set to start at the beginning of the year with a release toward the end of 2015.