Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated western The Hateful Eight.
The star of The Hunger Games and American Hustle could be in line to play “The Prisoner” Daisy Domergue.
According to the Collider film blog Lawrence isn’t just on Tarantino’s casting wish list but actively discussing a role in the director’s eighth film.
A teaser trailer for the film has been shown in selected American cinemas soundtracked by Iggy Pop’s ‘Gimme Danger’. It suggests Lawrence could play the only female member of The Hateful Eight.
The main characters have been revealed as, Major Marquis Warren, “The Bounty Hunter”, John Ruth “The Hangman”, Daisy Domergue, “The Prisoner”, Chris Mannix, “The Sheriff”, Bob “The Mexican”, Oswald Mobray “The Little Man”, Joe Gage “The Cow Puncher” and General Sandy Smithers “The Confederate”.
The official synopsis adds, “The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard” when a “pitiless and mistrustful” group are trapped together by circumstance. Stuck together on a stagecoach the eight, including “a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner”, hole up in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
Tarantino fell victim to a script leak earlier this year when website Gawker published an early draft of the Civil War set western.
The Reservoir Dogs director said at the time he was shelving plans to make the western adding defiantly that there were “plenty more where that one came from”. He then showcased a live read through of the script in April with regular collaborators Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell. Amber Tamblyn read the role of Daisy while Zoe Bell (Death Proof) played Six Horse Judy.
Using last month’s Comic-Con in San Diego as a platform to announce a change of heart the Pulp Fiction director confirmed his plans to finally shoot The Hateful Eight.
Jennifer Lawrence will be seen next in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in cinemas November 21. The actress is also scheduled to reunite with director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) for Joy.