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Quentin Tarantino to Direct ‘The Hateful Eight’…As a One-Time, Live Event

QUENTIN TARANTINO
The Weinstein Company

Quentin Tarantino famously shelved his upcoming project ‘The Hateful Eight‘ after an early draft of the script leaked online (he would later sue the web site Gawker for publishing a download link). Fans were left disappointed knowing that an upcoming Tarantino film would never come to fruition, but now they take solace in knowing that Tarantino will direct ‘The Hateful Eight’ after all!… As part of a one-night-only live reading in Los Angeles.

If you’ve heard of Jason Reitman‘s live reads at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), you’re already a little familiar with what Tarantino is doing here. But, instead of a script reading of a previously produced script (Reitman has worked on ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Ghostbusters’), Tarantino will direct a group of actors in a live reading of ‘Hateful Eight’.

Tickets cost $200, but the whole thing is for charity and will raise funds for Film Independent, a non-profit arts organization that champions the independent filmmaker. While that may seem steep, know that the performance will not be recorded or live-streamed and this will be the only time you get to see Tarantino and his actors working together on this project. The cast has yet to be announced, but Tarantino had previously sent copies of the script to Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Madsen.

The event takes place on April 24 and if you have the time and means, you probably won’t want to miss this.

Academy Award®–winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino casts and directs the debut of his original screenplay The Hateful Eight (the filmmaker’s own, unmade script), for a special night of entertainment for Film Independent at LACMA program. Tarantino made headlines when he decided to shut down production of the project after the script was leaked without his approval.

The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group comprised of a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.

Tarantino, an equally potent force of nature, reads stage directions and directs a group of actors he selects through material that mixes distinctively etched characters, drama, humor, and violence—the marriage of elements that in the past has defined the phrase “a film by Quentin Tarantino.”

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