Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight's Getting A Live Reading, But What About the Movie?
A whole lotta drama erupted a few months back when the script for Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight was leaked. Gawker got sued over copyright infringement — a lawsuit that is still ongoing — and production of the film was canceled. Now Tarantino's taking a small bit of the script back into his own hands with a Hateful Eight live reading at LACMA.
LACMA's no stranger to live readings, of course: Labor Day director Jason Reitman's hosted many there, ranging from The Princess Bride (featuring Mindy Kaling and Paul Rudd in the roles of Buttercup and Westley) to Groundhog Day (with Jason Bateman in the original Bill Murray role). In addition, there was also a recent live reading of Pulp Fiction featuring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Lizzy Caplan.
Now come April 24, Tarantino will host Hateful Eight in a staged reading at LACMA's Bing Theater.
As for the script itself, here's the rundown:
The story takes place after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps 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.
If you're in the Los Angeles area and already getting ready to google how to get in on this action, though, be warned: Tickets are $200 a pop.
The lineup of actors is still as of yet unknown, but you can probably bet on Christoph Waltz getting in on that if he's around. And chances are tickets will go fast, even with the ability to read the script online for free. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for that Tarantino flavor, y'know? Even if the supply of gushing fake blood will likely be much lower than if this thing made it to the screen.