Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Hateful Eight may have one of the more interesting pre-production tales of all of his movies. After the script leaked last year, Tarantino flat-out refused to make the film, and was even considering releasing it as a novel instead. But a live script reading of the movie seemed to soften him up a bit, and despite the leak, it appears that Hateful Eight will still indeed be Tarantino’s next motion picture. What’s more? The folks over at Collider are now saying Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in the flick. If this is the case, then American movie-goers are sure to be in for a real treat. So what role is Lawrence looking to take on in the Hateful Eight? Let’s take a look at the cast of characters, shall we? (also via Collider):
- Major Marquis Warren: “The Bounty Hunter”
- John Ruth: “The Hangman”
- Daisy Domergue: “The Prisoner”
- Chris Mannix: “The Sheriff”
- Bob: “The Mexican”
- Oswald Mobray: “The Little Man”
- Joe Gage: “The Cow Puncher”
- General Sandy Smithers: “The Confederate”
As the Hateful Eight doesn’t seem to be overflowing with women characters, it’s a safe bet that Jennifer Lawrence will be up for the role of Daisy Domergue, A.K.A “The Prisoner.” There is, of course, the possibility that Lawrence is planning to take on the more supporting role of Six Horse Judy, who isn’t named in the above roster. Here’s what we know about the story thus far:
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 which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
While Jennifer Lawrence showing interest in Tarantino’s next opus isn’t brain-breaking in its logic–the actress definitely has the chops to stand out–it does seem a bit strange considering Tarantino alums Zoe Bell and Amber Tamblyn were the ones filling out the female cast in the aforementioned script live reading. Regardless, it is doubtful many will complain about Hollywood’s sweetheart joining the ranks of the Tarantino alumni.
On the other hand, it is worth noting how busy Lawrence is these days. Apart from her upcoming work with frequent collaborator David O. Russell, Lawrence is still making those big Hollywood bucks on franchises like The Hunger Games, and X-men–and in the case of X-men, who knows how long that commitment will last.
What do you think about Jennifer Lawrence taking on the role of “The Prisoner” in Tarantino’s Hateful Eight? Love it? Hate it? Let us know!