The Weinstein Company has been rolling out new character posters for their highly-anticipated Western The Hateful Eight, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day. Today, Collider has a new poster introducing Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, a.k.a. The Cow Puncher. We also have two additional one-sheets featuring Bruce Dern as General Sandy Smithers, a.k.a. The Confederate and Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, a.k.a. The Little Man.
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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demián Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all.
Channing Tatum, James Remar, James Parks, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Zoe Bell, Gene Jones, Craig Stark and Belinda Owino round out the supporting cast. Quentin Tarantino also confirmed at SDCC that The Hateful Eight will be scored by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, which will be his first Western movie score in over 40 years. The director also confirmed that he is developing another Western, although he wouldn't give any specific details.
With the release of these three posters, and the previous one-sheets featuring John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Bob (Demián Bichir) and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), there is just one more poster left to be revealed, Samuel L. Jackson's Major Marquis Warren. It isn't known when this poster will debut, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Will you be seeing The Hateful Eight in theaters on Christmas Day?