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Is Viggo Mortensen in talks to be Hateful 8 villain?

September 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Could Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen be in line to be a bad guy in Quentin Tarantino’s next movie?

NY Daily News are reporting that the actor has been spotted talking with the director about a role in the western: “A Confidential spy spotted the legendary director “boisterously” discussing a role with Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen at the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca. According to the eagle-eyed hotel guest, the pair had what appeared to be scripts in front of them and seemed to be discussing characters. The filmmaker was overheard enthusing to Mortensen about a “ruthless gang leader” role.”

The movie is expected to start filming in Wyoming this November.

The cast will reportedly also include Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Kurt Russell as the cruel bounty hunter John Ruth, Tim Roth as the English “bit of a fop” Oswaldo Mobray, Amber Tamblyn as Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Michael Madsen as John Gage, Bruce Dern as Confederate Gen. Smithers, James Parks as stagecoach driver O.B., Denis Menochet as the Frenchman Bob, Dana Gourrier as Minnie, Zoe Bell as Six Horse Judy and James Remar as Jody. 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….