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First look at cast of Quentin Tarantino western ‘The Hateful Eight’ revealed

The cast of “The Hateful Eight” made the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
The cast of “The Hateful Eight” made the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly

Up until now the only look anyone’s had of Quentin Tarantino’s bloody new movie, “The Hateful Eight,” was an animated teaser trailer.

Now we get to see stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in costume on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

According to the movie’s official description, the action is set a handful of years after the Civil War.

A stagecoach rushes its way through a Wyoming blizzard toward the town of Red Rock. Inside: Bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh).

Along the way they encounter two strangers, including the town’s new sheriff and Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a former Union soldier now bounty hunter.

They end up taking shelter at Minnie’s Haberdashery on a snowy mountain overpass where the passengers hole up with equally violent gunslingers. Soon, blood is flying and all manner of chaos ensues.

“For me it has more of a western ‘Iceman Cometh’ kind of vibe about it,” Tarantino tells EW, who references his first film, “Reservoir Dogs.”

“A bunch of guys in a room who can’t trust each other,” he says. “That wasn’t a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle.”

The movie, which also stars Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum, will come out later this year.

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