Exclusive: ‘The Hateful Eight’ Poster Featuring Michael Madsen as “The Cow Puncher”

     August 18, 2015


Today, we are pleased to debut a new The Hateful Eight character poster. The new film from Quentin Tarantino takes place a few years after the Civil War and revolves around a group of traveling strangers who are forced to take refuge together at a bar when a snowstorm hits the Wyoming landscape. However, everyone has their secrets, and not everyone might make it out alive.

For our character poster, we’ve got Tarantino favorite Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, “The Cow Puncher”, and while it’s a catchy nickname, it’s just another way of saying “cowboy”. “Cow Puncher” is Tarantino having fun with language and injecting violence into all things as is his way.

Check out the new The Hateful Eight poster below. The film opens in 70mm on December 25th, and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir.


And in case you haven’t seen them, here are the other character posters that have been released thus far:

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Official synopsis:

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 (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (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 (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (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 (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

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