Okay, so here’s the deal. The folks at Deadline heard it from a little gossip birdy that Tarantino, who has previously announced that he was looking to make another Western after his experience on Django Unchained, has finished his initial draft for a new film he’s calling The Hateful Eight. With the Golden Globes being as great a place as any to show the script to prospective acting talent, Tarantino will no doubt be looking to fill out his ensemble piece that will include – if the working title is any indication – at least eight persons.
Christoph Waltz seems like no surprise, especially since the actor picked up Supporting Actor awards for Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. However, the other name being rumored at this point is Bruce Dern. His emergence in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska has helped the 77-year-old actor gain visibility once again. Considering the actor had a minor role in Django the mention of his name becomes magnified with the recognition he’s been given for his performance in Payne’s latest film.
With months still to go to finish the shooting script, as it stands now Tarantino’s cast assemblage is only a dream, not reality. Dream or not, I’m digging his first two acting choices to see his latest work.