The Hateful Eight may star a familiar face.
Back in November, we reported that Quentin Tarantino was working on a new film, and that that film would be a western. Now it appears to have a title: The Hateful Eight.
No details, beyond the genre, have been officially confirmed by the writer-director, but a draft of the script has been floating around during these early stages while Tarantino looks for feedback from friends and colleagues.
We do know that it won’t be a sequel to 2012’s Django Unchained, Tarantino’s first western and his most successful film to date, with almost half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
Naturally, the director’s current acting muse Christoph Waltz is being lined to play one of the lead roles, perhaps hoping to make his Tarantino-aided Oscar success into a hat-trick.
But also joining Waltz on the rumour mill is current septuagenarian-du-jour Bruce Dern. After a distinguished career, 77-year-old Dern is a hot tip for Oscar glory this year with an acclaimed turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.
It’s very much still early days on this but with luck, we’ll hear more concrete details from QT himself very soon.