Viggo Mortensen is rumored to be up for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western “The Hateful Eight”.
According to The New York Daily News, the filmmaker has been seen at the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca “boisterously discussing” the script and it was overhead that the “Lord of the Rings” star is wanted for the part of a ruthless gang leader.
The post-Civil War, Wyoming-set story follows a mistrustful group of people who become trapped together by a blizzard. Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and James Remar are all expected to be involved.
Tarantino begins shooting in November for a late 2015 release.