Principal photography has gotten under way on director Quentin Tarantino's eighth feature film, The Hateful Eight, with production taking place in Telluride, Colorado. The revenge Western has also added a slew of new supporting cast members, many of whom have worked with the filmmaker in the past. Joining the cast are James Parks (Django Unchained, Kill Bill), Dana Michelle Gourrier (Django Unchained), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Gene Jones (The Sacrament), Keith Jefferson (Django Unchained), Lee Horsley (Django Unchained), Craig Stark (Django Unchained) and Belinda Owino (Django Unchained).
The Hateful Eight are Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell as John "The Hangman" Ruth, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Emmy nominee Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir as Bob, Academy Award nominee Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern General Sanford Smithers. Channing Tatum and James Remar are also starring in unspecified roles.
Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, the story begins as 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.
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed The Hateful Eight, which will be produced by Stacey Sher, Richard N. Gladstein and Shannon McIntosh, with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Georgia Kacandes executive producing. Presented in glorious 70mm, The Hateful Eight will be released by TWC in 2015. The film marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of Tarantino's films, from Reservoir Dogs through Django Unchained.