We’ve already had a teaser trailer for the film that counted down the eight main characters in the film (view it at the end of this post) and now we have our first official look at some of the cast from Quentin Tarantino’s next Western extavaganza The Hateful Eight.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted its new cover on which The Hateful Eight takes centre stage, showcasing cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and a spectacularly mustacheod Kurt Russell in full character costume, weilding guns and chains.
Check out the cool image below:
Joining Jackson, Leigh and Russell in Tarantino’s film is a cavalcade of great actors including Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Zoe Bell and Demián Bichir, many of whom have worked with the director before while a few are newcomers to the Tarantinoverse. In case you don’t know, here’s the (extensive) plot synopsis:
In The Hateful Eight, 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 (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…
What do you make of the cover?
The Hateful Eight doesn’t have an official UK release date set yet but it will likely be towards the end of this year.