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Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight adds Zoë Bell, starts filming today

The Weinstein Company announced today that principal photography has begun on Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight. In addition to that announcement, they’ve also released a synopsis and a list of new additions to the already intriguing cast. Most of the new names are familiar to the Tarantino-verse: Zoë Bell (Death Proof), James Parks (Kill Bill), and Craig Stark (Django Unchained). They join a main ensemble that includes Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, and Channing Tatum.

Here’s the official 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…”

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