Jennifer Lawrence in Talks for Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

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Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming project The Hateful Eight has had quite a wild life for a film that’s barely in the pre-production stage. After a script leak caused the Oscar-winner to shelve the film entirely, a successful live-read of his latest screenplay led to Tarantino changing his mind – and now, Hateful Eight is being actively prepared for an unspecified 2015 release. Fans of the auteur will even be treated to a teaser trailer this weekend, as it is attached to prints of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Now, we have our first casting update regarding the film; according to Collider; Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is “in talks” for a role in the new movie by Quentin Tarantino. The reports also notes that the in-demand superstar is not merely on a “wish list” of potential players; she is genuinely involved in discussions pertaining a part.

The trailer description for Hateful Eight listed just one female role – Daisy Domergue, a.k.a. “The Prisoner.” Considering that Tarantino has not added any other characters in a revised screenplay, it would appear that Lawrence is up for Daisy, who, as her nickname would suggest, is in the custody of “The Bounty Hunter” Major Marquis Warren and John Ruth, “The Hangman.”

The prospect of the three-time Oscar nominee working with the wordsmith that is Tarantino is one that will surely excite many moviegoers, but we should caution that “in talks” is not the same thing as “confirmed.” In Lawrence’s case, that’s especially true. She is already set to reunite with director David O. Russell for next year’s Joy, which has a Christmas 2015 release scheduled. The Hateful Eight is looking to start rolling early next year, so the projects could theoretically conflict with each other.

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Beyond her involvement in awards-baity projects, Lawrence is also a key figure in not one, but two highly successful blockbuster franchises. While principle photography on the two parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has wrapped, it’s likely that the cast will be called upon to do pickup shoots at some point in 2015 (as is the case with most tentpoles). And we still haven’t gotten to her role as Mystique in X-Men.

Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse has staked out a May 27, 2016 release date, meaning that the film will definitely be in production over the course of next year. Given Lawrence’s stature as a box office draw (and her sizable role in Days of Future Past), it’s a strong possibility that she’ll be one of the main mutants featured in the sequel.

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Granted, we still have no idea what the production schedules for all these films are. And since Hateful Eight is allegedly more low-key than Tarantino’s previous efforts (sprawling revenge epics Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained), it would be plausible to think that shooting on this new western will take less time than the aforementioned Oscar winners.

Still, it’s worth keeping in mind that Lawrence has a lot on her plate already. It’s doubtful that she’d enter talks with Tarantino unless she felt confident that she’d be able to fit it into her busy timetable, but she may end up not having enough free days to make this collaboration work. We can only hope that she does, because the pairing could lead to some high-voltage entertainment – and quite possibly another trip to the Oscar stage for Lawrence.

The Hateful Eight will be in theaters sometime in 2015.

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Source: Collider

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  1. Am I wrong but was Amber Tamblyn not already almost-cast in that role? Anyone?

  2. If she is cast in this film she is going to have a hilarious over the top death, she is gonna get shot and her chest is gonna explode into fruit gushers and then her body will fly back 20 feet.

  3. Omg, is J Law busy. She might as well sign up for the MCU while she is at it.
    Come on, you think because she’s mystique, that makes her unable to crossover?
    If she wants to, she wants to.

    • I’d rather not see her talent go to waste in a Marvel movie.

  4. Jeff Sneider of The Wrap already confirmed that publicists debunked this rumor.

    • J. Law’s publicist, that is.

  5. Please no. She doesn’t belong in a quentin tarantino movie. Everytime i see her in a movie, I don’t see the character she is acting as, only as Jennifer Lawrence.

    • Not that I care if you like her or not, that’s just silly arguement. And it’s not just you a lot of people use that as a way of criticizing an actor/actress. Lol like i hear and read people say that and all i can think is “how well do you know them to say they’re just acting like themselves?”

      • Here’s the thing, even though I have seen a million movies with Sam Jackson, I forget that he’s Sam Jackson, and he convinces me that he’s the character he is playing. But that’s not so when I see Jennifer Lawrence. I guess she’s just not a good character actor.

        • Agreed, Bradley. She’s getting kinda annoying now and is pretty overrated.

          • It’s worse if an actor or actress comes out of nowhere, gains sudden success and popularity and is then seemingly in every movie coming out for the next few years.

            Once the media find a new darling to put on a pedestal, Jennifer Lawrence will become more tolerable to you. Happens all the time.

            Me personally, I don’t dislike her but I don’t really recall anything she’s done in her career so far to really stand out with a memorable performance. It’s not that she’s a bad actress, it’s just that she’s like a lot in the business that somehow just don’t seem to raise the bar for themselves but still get worshipped by a media desperate for a star to talk about relentlessly and the “unwashed masses” who get sucked into the hype.

            It’s almost unfair in a way because when you see an actor or actress a lot, you start to gloss over most of the things they do because of the never-ending cascade of promotion and gossip of that person.

            If you look at video games, Call Of Duty sells billions every year but there’s a very vocal and growing majority who despise the franchise and call it out for being generic and doing nothing to improve or bring anything fresh to the series, especially when you can’t go a single season of the year without hearing about the game (release in autumn, map packs in winter, announcement for the next entry in spring, hype for the new game and special edition of the previous game in summer).

            • I thought she was awesome in the last X-men movie. I can see her do well in this movie if she takes it.

              • Having recently seen the last X-Men movie (for free, thankfully, it wasn’t a good movie at all), I have to admit that Jennifer really didn’t do much of anything.

                Mystique was cool when she did the flippy-doos and fight scenes but that wasn’t Lawrence so I can’t give her any credit for that. The actual acting she did….she stood out for me as much as everyone other than Sir Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman did, which is to say, not at all.

                Considering her character was integral to the plot, she didn’t really get to do much of anything and it’s almost like she realised the movie wouldn’t be very good and just phoned in her performance for the paycheck.

                Hopefully next time, we get to see a fully fledged Mystique because in DOFP, she was reduced to the same background character type of role as Rebecca Romijn dealt with in the original trilogy, which is confusing since she was integral to FC and managed to shine as a character in that film.

                • Finally someone thinks X-Men:DOFP was bad, too. It was absolutely mediocre. In my opinion the wolverine easily overshadows every x-men movie including this last overpraised one, even with the silly RoboSamurai in the final act. There is something really weird about the x-men franchise, I can’t really put my finger on it. Not to say that they’re boring, but they’re boring. In terms of visual experience of all superhero movies CA2 comes the closest to them but they somehow lack that awe and wonder. I never feel the need to watch an x-men movie more than once in the movies which is rare. Not counting for the wolverine, every x-men movie feels the same TO ME, regardless of when or where they take place. They’re all… eh. I mean, TASM2 is garbage but even that one moved me and it was wonderful to watch at times.

            • But isnt it the media’s fault too because if Hollywood pushes her front and centre all the time and we keep talking about it then its pretty much on us if we fall for that isn’t it. I like her as an actress and hear that she is pretty good in Silver Linings playbook (still have to see it). But she is relative new to the game so it will come up to experience and the roles she will play if she can rise to a new level. An actor is as good as the role he is given. And its all about opportunity too. Did we all forget how Star Wars made Harrison Ford a household name? Right role, at the right time for him. Some actors get thrown in at the deep end and rise to the survace, others just sink to the bottom. Others get thrown in at the shallow end where they are waist deep in the water and swim gradualy to the deep and and shine. Jennifer Lawrence got trown in between that and i am curious to see how she will end up.

    • That’s because she can’t act. She plays Jennifer Lawrence.

    • +1. She is just awful.

  6. Errrgh she is stupidly overated i get shes liked for being a bubbly personality and saying she likes pizza but she doesn’t deserve an oscar for the Hunger Games she was terrible in X Men and American Hustle i hope shes not in it. I love Tarantino movies so i hope he doesn’t buy the hype and just cast her based on that.

    • Shes proven shes not exactly a character actress she can only play herself and characters are the foundation of Tarantino movies he even says he wont write any of the script until hes written the characters.

  7. Judging by these comments, it appears as if Jennifer Lawrence has become yet another victim of the hipster movement.

    • Yup…

    • Hipsters or movie fans who call out truthful statements rather than become victims of hype created by gossip rags who obsess over Jennifer and her latest outfit?

      I’d say the latter judging by the comments here so far.

      You ARE allowed to have your own opinion, you know, you don’t have to agree with whatever the popular sentiment of the day is just to fit in. I’ve always been true to myself and my own opinions and feelings rather than get swept up by populism.

      • Well said.
        Lawrence is hugely overrated in my opinion.

      • I never said that you can’t have your own opinion. It just annoys me that a lot of people’s don’t seem to be genuine as they’re just making comments just for the sake of going against the what’s popular just for the sake of looking cool. Now I don’t know anyone here personally so I can’t say for sure whether or not their opinions are for real or not, but it just seems that way to me on this site and many others.

  8. Oh please…
    you dont dare Lawrence.

  9. Fap time :D

  10. I guess I’m in the minority here but I love the idea of Lawrence in a Tarantino movie.

    The only role I wasn’t a fan of her in was her character in American Hustle and it wasn’t because of her acting, I actually thought she was great it was just that I thought she was too young.
    I had a hard time buying that someone who looks and is in her early twenties being married to Bale’s character.

    Other than that I can’t think of a case of her being “bad” for a role she’s had.
    Even though House at the End of the Street was a god awful movie it wasn’t because of her. Even Meryl Streep couldn’t save that mess.

  11. I hope QT has her use the N-word early and often.

  12. This movie will never, ever be made for fear of the lives of Tarantino and the actors and crewmembers. Time for Tarantino and the bunch to look for a real job, most likely.