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Quentin Tarantino Forgoes Film, Planning Live Staged Reading Of THE HATEFUL EIGHT, 4/24

Quentin Tarantino Forgoes Film, Planning Live Staged Reading Of THE HATEFUL EIGHT, 4/24Multi-Academy Award-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino recently completed a preliminary draft of new screenplay THE HATEFUL EIGHT last year and subsequently sent it to a few friends and collaborators only to have it leak, infuriating the outspoken auteur to such an extent that he put off plans to make the film at all.

Now, a live staged reading of the aforementioned leaked script, titled THE HATEFUL EIGHT, is set to be held later this month in Los Angeles.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will be presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater on April 24.

Reportedly the script centers on a stagecoach disaster and the bounty hunters, Confederate soldiers and other figured affected by it, biding their time at a saloon during a blizzard.

Of note, Tarantino currently is set to appear in court for a hearing in his lawsuit against Gawker.com, who leaked the original script through a link posted on their site last year.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

So, could THE HATEFUL EIGHT actually end up as a play rather than a film if this staged reading is a success? Time will tell.

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