Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Trailer Teases Eight Strangers With One Deadly Connection (Video)

Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson star in Western due out Christmas Day

Eight colorful and dangerous characters are trapped together in a blizzard in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” and the first trailer for the sure-to-be bloody Western teases tense showdowns and deadly secrets.

Kurt Russell stars as a bounty hunter called “The Hangman,” who’s taking his fugitive Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to a nearby town to bring her to justice, but a chance encounter with Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren and a blizzard bring his plans to a halt.

Forced to take shelter in a stagecoach stopover, the three come face to face with several unfamiliar faces who seem to have agendas of their own.

Walter Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir and Tim Roth also star in the Western set after the Civil War.

The film, written and directed by Tarantino, is produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh. Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Georgia Kacandes are executive producing, and Coco Francini and William Paul Clark are associate producing.

“The Hateful Eight” will premiere exclusively in 70mm in select theaters on Christmas Day, with a nationwide theatrical digital release on January 8.