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Tarantino to Shoot 'The Hateful Eight' After All? (FULL CANNES VIDEO)

Quentin Tarantino admitted at his Cannes press conference (below) that he had "calmed down" over his outrage that his script for western "The Hateful Eight" had been leaked online. His staged live read of the 146-page first draft in Los Angeles went well. He closed Cannes with Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars" and reportedly may shoot "The Hateful Eight" after all.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 28, 2014 10:46 AM
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You Can Now Buy the Poster from Quentin Tarantino's Historic 'Hateful Eight' Live Read

On Easter weekend, Quentin Tarantino staged a sold-out live read of his script for "The Hateful Eight" at Downtown LA's Ace Hotel. Film Independent, which hosted the event, is now selling the script's stylish, one-of-a-kind poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 5, 2014 2:57 PM
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Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Lawsuit Against Gawker Is Back On UPDATED

Quentin Tarantino isn't done battling Gawker over "The Hateful Eight" script. Though the director's original suit against the website was dropped on April 22, he is reopening the case as of Thursday. Tarantino once again argues that Gawker, in an act of "predatory journalism," infringed his copyright by linking to an unauthorized PDF of the script on its Defamer site.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2014 9:01 PM
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Tarantino Lines Up Cast for 'The Hateful Eight' LA Live Read April 19: Samuel L. Jackson Is In (UPDATE)

On April 19, Film Independent will host a staged reading of Quentin Tarantino's unmade, much-tussled-over script "The Hateful Eight" at the United Artists Theatre at the Ace Hotel. So far Samuel L. Jackson will participate. Who else will come on board? And does this mean that Tarantino may direct the thwarted screenplay after all?
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2014 2:03 PM
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