New ‘The Hateful Eight’ Featurette Greets An Impressive Cast

The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for The Hateful Eight, the second western from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

The marketing piece introduces the picture and features interviews with cast and crew, including Tarantino himself, allowing them to describe the experience of working with such an impressive cast. There’s also plenty of film footage to enjoy as well.

Tarantino regulars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth are joined by Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Demián Bichir.

The Hateful Eight began its U.S. release on December 30 and will be hitting Australia on January 14.

Synopsis for The Hateful Eight:

In 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 (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (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 (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (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 (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…