Hateful Eight Actor Reveals Inglourious Basterds Connection

Tim Roth reveals his character in Quentin Tarantino's new Western The Hateful Eight is related to someone from Inglourious Basterds

Tim Roth in The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight will arrive in time for the holidays in a 70mm print for everyone to enjoy every detail on every frame. This movie marks Tarantino's eighth cinematic work as director and it's his second western right after Django Unchained.

Tarantino is well known for connecting his movies with details such as the fictitious brand of cigarettes Red Apple and the Big Kahuna burger chain (which has also made its appearance in Robert Rodriguez' series From Dusk Till Dawn) or by giving some of his characters the same last name. Although The Hateful Eight was originally conceived as a sequel to Django Unchained, the movie will connect with one from a different genre: Inglourious Basterds.

Tim Roth told The Huffington Post that his character Oswaldo “The Little Man” Mobray is connected to a character from Tarantino's darkly comic war film Inglourious Basterds, though he won't reveal to whom as to avoid spoilers. “He’s connected to one of the characters," Roth hinted. "I won't say which one. He’s the great, great grandfather of one of the characters in Inglourious Basterds."

Who could that character be? The Huffington Post suggests it could be one of the basterds, specifically B.J Novak's character, Smithson Utivich, as they both share the nickname “The Little Man”. Utivich is visibly resentful of this peculiar nickname, which could suggest he hasn't been able to escape the shadow of his great, great grandfather.

Of course, there's still a possibility of Roth's character being related to another character from Inglourious Basterds, even to one that didn't get enough screen time, but it's interesting to think he is related to one of the Basterds – especially one that survived.

The Hateful Eight is set in post-Civil War Wyoming, centring on eight strangers who come together after a blizzard forces them to look for shelter. The point of reunion is Minnie's Haberdashery, where things will get violent and secrets will be revealed. The movie stars many of Tarantino's frequent collaborators, such as Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Madsen, and some new additions to the Tarantino universe like Jennifer Jason Leigh and Demián Bichir.

The Hateful Eight will debut with a 70mm print in select theaters on Christmas Day, with a wider release starting on December 31st.

Source: The Huffington Post [via ScreenCrush]

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