Belinda Owino has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” She’s one of 3 new additions that also includes Lee Horsley and Craig Stark.
The “Eight” will be lead by Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, who’ll be joined by Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Demian Bichir as Bob, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, and Bruce Dern General Sanford Smithers.
Channing Tatum, James Parks and Zoe Bell are also in the ensemble cast.
The story set up reads as follows: Set years after the end of the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. In it are bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), who are on their way to the town of Red Rock, where John 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. Their progress halted by a blizzard, the 4 (Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix) seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. There, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by 4 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, the 8 travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
No word on what role Owino (a relative newcomer) has been cast to play. She also appeared in Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” but in a peripheral role. Maybe she’ll get to do more this time around.
“The Hateful Eight” is produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh.
Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and G. Mac Brown are executive producers, and Coco Francini and William Paul Clark are associate producers.
The 70mm film began principal photography today.