by: Jay Carlson
About a week ago Entertainment Weekly gave us our first character poster for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight featuring Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Second Poster Below). Today we have the remaining six of Tarantino’s eight in the remaining six posters.
In Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces: Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
I love that Michael Madsen’s nickname is “The Cow Puncher” even more than Tim Roth being “The Little Man.” I’m curious if he’s connected to B.J. Novack’s character, Smithson Utivich, also known as “The Little Man,” from Inglourious Basterds.
Between this and The Force Awakens, December can’t get here fast enough.