Quentin Tarantino’s Western Eyes Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern
Here's some pretty big news for Golden Globes weekend: Quentin Tarantino has apparently finished the script for his upcoming western film, which is reportedly titled 'The Hateful Eight,' and, if the rumors are true, he's already eyeing actors for two of the lead roles: Christoph Waltz (which would make sense), and Bruce Dern (which would make us so, so happy).
Deadline reports the news, which we have to take with a little grain of salt since it hasn't yet been confirmed by Tarantino or anyone close to the director. Word is that his much-buzzed about new western project has been given the official title 'The Hateful Eight,' which does have a Tarantino ring to it, and that the writer/director has finished a draft and is in the process of showing that draft to potential stars.
The two names he's eyeing so far, according to the report: Christoph Waltz, the Austrian actor who won Academy Awards for his roles in the Tarantino films 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained.' This bit of info makes the rumor seem more likely to be true, given that Tarantino is fond of working with the same actors he's worked with before. The other name being floated is Bruce Dern, the 77 year-old veteran actor and star of Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' who is definitely in the running for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in that film.
While Waltz is a given, Dern is a fascinating choice -- again, we're not sure if any of this is 100% true as of yet, but that Dern news certainly makes us hope it is.