November 6, 2014
Oscar Nominee Demian Bichir Joins Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Deadline reports that Oscar nominated actor Demian Bichir (Savages, Machete Kills, The Bridge, A Better Life) and Channing Tatum (Haywire, Foxcatcher) have finalized deals to take roles in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Production is expected to begin in December, a year before it's release. There is also talk the film will have it's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next year. Here is the official synopsis for the film.
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…