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This is the cast of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

This is the cast of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

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After some uncertainty earlier this year, Quentin Tarantino is really moving forward with The Hateful Eight, and all of the film's big stars have just been announced. That includes each member of the titular Hateful Eight, plus one bonus star, all of which you can see below. A first description of what the plot will be like has now been released too, and it sounds as though the film, set some years after the Civil War, will find all eight of these people converging in Wyoming and getting stuck at a stagecoach stop amid a heavy storm. Tarantino is filming in 70mm, so the picture should look amazing, and it's targeting a release next year.

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Samuel L. Jackson

This one's self explanatory. Jackson has been a recurring collaborator of Tarantino's, so it only makes sense that we'd see him here. He'll be playing a bounty hunter and a former soldier for the union.

kurt russell (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)

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Kurt Russell

Russell's probably most known for his work with John Carpenter, starring in Escape from New York and The Thing. He hasn't been in so many huge films lately, but he did work with Tarantino back in 2007 on Death Proof. He'll be playing a bounty hunter in Hateful Eight.

Jennifer Jason Leigh (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)

(Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Even if you don't immediately recognize Leigh, you've probably seen her before. She's been all over the place in film, appearing in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Short Cuts, The Machinist, and Synecdoche, New York, among many others. She'll be playing a fugitive here, and it'll be her first time working with Tarantino.

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Walton Goggins

The Hateful Eight will be Goggins second film with Tarantino, having had a small role in Django Unchained back in 2012. He'll be playing a "southern renegade" here who claims to be a sheriff.

Demian Bichir (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)

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Demian Bichir

Bichir was most recently seen starring in FX's The Bridge as a Mexican homicide detective. The Hateful Eight will have him playing the operator of a men's clothing store, for his first time working with Tarantino.

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Tim Roth

It's been a good while since Roth and Tarantino worked together, but he's one of many classic actors in Tarantino's films, having starred in both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. It's a good reunion to see. He'll be playing a hangman here.

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Michael Madsen

Another old actor in Tarantino's roster, The Hateful Eight will be Madsen's third film with him. You should definitely remember Madsen from Reservoir Dogs, where he plays the totally insane Mr. Blonde. He was also in the Kill Bill films. He'll be playing a "cow-puncher" here, which Google explains is just another word for cowboy that no one really uses.

Bruce Dern (cinemafestival / Shutterstock)

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Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern had a small role in Django Unchained, but more recently, he's been receiving a ton of attention for his performance in Nebraska last year. He'll be playing a Confederate general in Hateful Eight, which sounds like a pretty perfect casting.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

That's right. This will be Tatum's first film with Tarantino, and notably, he's the only one on this list who isn't part of the titular eight. There's no word on what his role will be.