The Weinstein Company — which is selling international markets at the American Film Market — announced the official cast list Thursday and said shooting will take place in Telluride, Colo. Bichir is one of the eight in the “Bob” role. (Bob was played by Denis Menochet in Tarantino’s live read of the script in April.) Tatum’s role was not disclosed.
The other seven roles in the post-Civil War western: Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers.
Leigh, Bichir and Tatum will be working for the first time with Tarantino. It’s his eighth feature and the follow-up to “Django Unchained,” which grossed over $425 million worldwide.
The story is set on a wintry Wyoming landscape as a storm overtakes a stagecoach on a mountainside stopover.
Producers are long-time Tarantino collaborators Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh. Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and G. Mac Brown are the executive producers, and Coco Francini and William Paul Clark are associate producers.
TWC will release the film, presented in 70mm, next year.
“Any actor who jumps on board with one of Quentin’s films is in for a wild and rewarding ride,” said Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
News of Tatum’s casting was first reported by Deadline.com.