September 3, 2014
RUMOR: Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Quentin Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT?
Quentin Tarantino is finally moving forward with his next film The Hateful Eight. The script leaked last year and Quentin sounded like he was going to shelve the western all together. Calmer-minds prevailed and Quentin instead put-on a live-read of the script instead. Casting a majority of the roles with actors that would presumably be apart of the film as well. Shooting is expected to take place early next year, with a release date aimed for December, 2015. A similar date to Tarantino's commercially successful Django Unchained.
While it's assumed that Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and others from the live read would be returning. Collider has word that a very popular actress is in talks for a role in the film as well. They claim that Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, Winter's Bone, Hunger Games) could end-up taking a role in the winter-set western.
The role isn't mentioned, but prisoner Daisy Domergue might be a role that get's a recasting. Originally, Amber Tamblyn played the role during the L.A. live-reading. It's quite possible that Lawrence might be recast into the lineup, or that Quentin has added more characters during his recent rewrites. Tamblyn had a very brief cameo in Django, so it's possible she might be kept in her existing role as Daisy.
TheWrap has contacted Jennifer's reps, who deny any involvement in the project.
Let's just remember that Tarantino's current trend is to hire at least one bankable name for a key role in films. Brad Pitt was the big name attached to Inglourious Basterds, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained easily helped it's box office numbers (becoming Quentin's most successful release). It's possible adding someone with the awards background and commercial success that Lawrence brings to the table, would be a viable reason to add her to the lineup.