Update: Samuel L. Jackson will be part of the live read, Film Independent confirms. Check out the official poster to the side.
Well, I guess this puts to rest the idea that The Hateful Eight will ever see screens. After the script for Quentin Tarantino‘s once-forthcoming western was leaked, the director threw a fit and vowed the production would never happen. Although rumors popped up that it could still see the light of day, news has arrived that it’ll come to life in a different, final fashion.
Film Independent announced today that Tarantino will be directing a staged reading of the script at LACMA on Saturday, April 16th. With a hand-picked cast that wasn’t previously unveiled (perhaps we can expect Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern, who were circling the film version) tickets run at $200. Hefty, yes, but proceeds will “go towards supporting the year round programming efforts of Film Independent at LACMA.”
For those not near the theater that are hoping to get a glimpse, they reiterate, “This staged reading is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see something that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. It will not be recorded or live-streamed.” Check out what marks our first official synopsis below, and let us know if you plan on trying to get tickets when they go on sale at 5PM this April 16th:
The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, trapping a pitiless and mistrustful group, which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
What do you think of The Hateful Eight coming to live in this fashion?