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Tarantino to Stage HATEFUL EIGHT Live Read

Remember, back in January, when the first draft of Quentin Tarantino's script The Hateful Eight leaked online, and he was PISSED? He vowed that we would never see it on the screen, and for a couple minutes we all felt a little bit bad about reading it on the Internet. He’s sticking to his guns so far, but now, if you can afford the $200 ticket, you can see it performed live. 

Tarantino will be directing a live read of the script for the Film Independent at LACMA on Thursday, April 24. It won’t be broadcast or recorded, so if you’re a major Tarantino fanboy, you better find your way into that theater. (Ticket information is here.) There haven’t been any casting announcements, but I’m sure some of his friends will help him out. Here’s a synopsis:

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 comprised of a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere. 

It sounds like a very Tarantino project. If I had to guess, I’d say there will be long, profanity-laden dialogue scenes interspersed with shocking violence. Tarantino will be reading all stage directions, so if you want to hear him describe gunshots and explosions, you should probably check it out. I bet it’ll be a lot of fun.

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