Quentin Tarantino Abandons Movie After Agents Leak Script
If you were looking forward to Quentin Tarantino’s next venture following Django Unchained, you may have to wait a bit longer. The veteran director, whose other credits include Kill Bill Vo1. 1 & 2 and Reservoir Dogs, reportedly was in the preliminary stages of creating his next flick titled The Hateful Eight, when he issued out the script to a few actors who were ideal for parts in the movie.
Their people let their other people see it, and in the small circle of Hollywood, things tend to circulate swiftly and Tarantino says he says he started to get calls from agents who were trying to get their clients onboard for what was supposed to be a top-secret script.
“I’m very, very depressed,” Tarantino said. “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.” He learned that when his longtime agent Mike Simpson began getting phone calls from agents looking to pitch their clients for roles in the ensemble Western.
So who could have done this? “I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it,” Tarantino said. “That’s a betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn’t end up with the script. There is an ugly maliciousness to the rest of it. I gave it to three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth. The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth.
One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don’t know how these fucking agents work, but I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”
Trust is a virtue and seems like Tarantino’s inner circle failed him on all aspects. Tough break.