MUMBAI: Many of the Film Independent, The New York Times Film Club and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) members are geeking out over the news that Film Independent is presenting what’s sure to be one of the most exciting happenings in the film world this year: Quentin Tarantino is going to direct a staged reading of The Hateful Eight for Film Independent at the LACMA!
On Thursday, 24 April at 8:00 pm, the iconic director will show up with a hand-picked cast to LACMA’s Bing Theater for a world premiere reading of the unmade script that’s been causing a ruckus since January, when Tarantino pulled the plug on the picture immediately upon learning that the script had been leaked by someone connected to the small circle of actors he’d circulated it to.
“I like the fact that people like my shit, and that they go out of their way to find it and read it,” an outraged Tarantino told Deadline. This staged reading could be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see something that has never been seen before and probably won’t be seen again. It will not be recorded or live-streamed. Also, the cast is likely to remain secret until they appear on stage that night at the Bing.
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.