The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s next film, may include Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen.

A source told the New York Daily News that Tarantino and Mortensen were seen meeting up in Tribecca where they proceeded to discuss the film. Tarantino allegedly spoke to Mortensen about a “ruthless gang leader” role in the Western.

A reading of the film's script this year saw familiar Tarantino associates like Samuel Jackson and Kurt Russell, whose roles were “The Bounty Hunter” and “The Hangman.” No word yet if they'll be sticking to those roles.

The Hateful Eight begins with Jackson's and Rusell’s characters transporting a prisoner, only to have their mission interrupted by a blizzard, forcing them to find refuge in a saloon where they’re trapped with presumably the rest of the hateful eight.

The film is expected to begin filming in January for a fall release.

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[via Screen Rant]