This story really does have legs. Quentin Tarantino unceremoniously pulled the plug on his Django Follow-up The Hateful Eight at the start of the year after Gawker leaked his script on-line but the thing doesn't seem to want to go away. News has now surfaced that the script will be given a one time staged reading in LA this month with Tarantino set to direct with a cast of his choosing. As indiewire reports:
The reading will take place on Thursday, April 24 at LACMA's Bing Theater at 8:00 p.m., and will not be streamed or recorded. The $200 tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9 for Members of Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and the New York Times Film Club. Proceeds go to support Film Independent at LACMA, the year-round screening series curated by Elvis Mitchell and produced in partnership with the LA County Museum of Art.
No word yet on who might be appearing but if you happen to be in L.A and have 200 bucks and a membership lying around, it sounds like an unmissable event. The script is a much more chambered affair than Tarantino's recent outings and focuses on a pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner who find themselves trapped in a western saloon as a blizzard rages on outside.
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The Hateful Eight reading takes place on April 24th.