We reported in April that the filmmaker was working on a third draft of the script with a brand new ending that wasn't seen by those who attended the live reading of his screenplay. The filmmaker is also assembling the same cast from that live read for the production, which includes Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins and Tim Roth.
However, Christoph Waltz will not be a part of The Hateful Eight cast, despite a report from January that indicated a role was written specifically for him. The German actor has won Academy Awards for his performances in Quentin Tarantino's last two movies, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
It wasn't clear if the movie would ever see the light of day, after the first draft of the screenplay leaked online back in January. The filmmaker filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media in late January over the screenplay leak, but sources say the director has "calmed down" after the shock of his script being distributed across the internet.
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