Two of the biggest names in the film industry may be teaming up for one huge new project. In a pairing that is sure to thrill moviegoers everywhere, Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly in early talks to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s latest Western flick, The Hateful Eight.
According to Collider, the Oscar-winning actress is actively involved in discussions regarding a part in the film and not just on a “wish list” of potential cast members. The rumored casting comes just after the release of the trailer description for The Hateful Eight earlier this week. As the official synopsis reads, the movie follows the rising tensions within “a pitiless and mistrustful group” — including “a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner” — after a blizzard traps them together in the middle of nowhere.
Though it remains unclear exactly what role Lawrence could be up for, the rundown of central characters included only one lead female part: that of Daisy Domergue aka “The Prisoner.” Per Collider, actress Amber Tamblyn read the role during a live-read of the script, but no official cast members have been announced since.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet. Lawrence’s publicist recently denied the casting rumor in a statement to The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider, which read, “Despite Internet rumors, her reps have confirmed she’s not doing this project.” However, reps often deny casting rumors while talks are still ongoing and their statement doesn’t necessarily mean that Lawrence isn’t considering a role in the movie.