It looks like Quentin Tarantino might be trying to lure Viggo Mortensen into his new western The Hateful 8. According to NY Daily News the actor was spotted with the director “boisterously" discussing a role for him for The Hatful Eight at the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.
According to a witness, "the pair had what appeared to be scripts in front of them and seemed to be discussing characters." The filmmaker also was overheard "enthusing to Mortensen about a 'ruthless gang leader' role."
There's no confirmation of any of this, but holy crap… if Mortensen ends up in the movie that would be amazing! I would absolutely love to see Mortensen in a western directed by Tarantino. This is a very exciting rumor, and I want it to be true so bad.
"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."
Longtime Tarantino collaborators Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are reportedly already attached to the project, which is set to go into production in November.