Samuel L. Jackson & Kurt Russell Coming to Australia


Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell will join Academy Award® winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino in Australia to promote their upcoming feature film THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

Tarantino, Jackson and Russell will walk the red carpet in Sydney on Wednesday, January 13 at Event Cinemas George Street for the Australian premiere of the film in 70mm. The threesome will also conduct a press junket on Thursday, January 14 and a Q&A screening at the Cremorne Orpheum in 70mm before heading to Melbourne for a Q&A screening at Village Cinemas Rivoli in 70mm on Sunday January 17 and a press junket on Monday January 18 (NB – Jackson to be confirmed in Melbourne).

Update: Local celebs attending the premiere include Jade Albany, Shannon Ashlyn, Charlotte Best, Roy Billing, Nick Boshier, Annalise Braakensiek, Ashleigh Brewer, Zoe Carides, Jan Chapman, Khan Chittenden, Charlie Clausen, Salvatore Coco, Emilie Cocquerel, Barry Conrad, Paulini Curuenavuli, Nicole Da Silva, Courtney Dober, Matt Doran, Michael Dorman, Tim Dormer, Laura Dundovic, Isabel Durant, Alice Englert, Luke Ford, Romy Frydman, Dean Gladstone, Mike Goldman, Marcus Graham, Osher Gunsberg, Demi Harman, Erin Holland, Bruce Hopkins, George Houvardas, Akira Isogawa, John Jarratt, Nathan Jolliffe, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Sean Keenan, Melissa Kritsotakis, Todd Lasance, Emma Lung, Trent Maxwell, Anna McGahan, Daniel McPherson, Pia Miller, Ben Mingay, Nathan Morgan, Mia Morrissey, George Negus, Philippa Northeast, Peter Phelps, Kyle Pryor, Kat Risteka, Giaan Rooney, Shari Sebbens, Krit Schmidt, Jake Speer, Tracey Spicer, Marco Storm, Tahyna Tozzi, Leeanna Walsman, Simon Westaway, Alex Williams and Zoe Ventura.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will screen in glorious 70mm for a one week exclusive season from January 14, 2016 at the following locations: Event Cinemas George Street, Cremorne Orpheum and The Ritz Cinema in Sydney; and Village Cinemas Rivoli, The Astor Cinema and Sun Theatre Yarraville in Melbourne.

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will release in Australia in 70mm on January 14, 2016 followed by a wide digital release on January 21, 2016.

Tickets for the two Q&A sessions will go on sale on Thursday December 10, followed by tickets for all regular 70mm sessions shortly afterwards.