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Exclusive: Bruce Dern Is Ready To Ride In Poster For Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

Exclusive: Bruce Dern Is Ready To Ride In Poster For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Yesterday, the first full trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” galloped online, promising a widescreen adventure, with a huge, star-studded ensemble bringing to life the filmmaker’s wild west tale. And one man standing tall among all the players is two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern.

READ MORE: Watch: First Gun-Toting, Blazing Trailer For Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

The actor takes center stage in this exclusive new poster for “The Hateful Eight.” He plays General Sanford Smithers, a former Confederate general, in the story that finds a rogues gallery of characters coming together in a wintry, mountain way station where things soon get tense. Here’s the official synopsis: 

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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (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. 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 (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

“The Hateful Eight” opens in 70mm on Christmas Day in limited release, and on January 8th in digital wide release. Check out the movie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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