Quentin Tarantino Celebrates The Hateful Eight in LA

Juliette Lewis and Quentin Tarantino
Juliette Lewis and Quentin Tarantino

Photo Credit: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for The Weinstein Co

Quentin Tarantino did some pre-holiday partying as he celebrated his new film, The Hateful Eight, in Los Angeles Monday night.

Despite the rain, a plethora of Hollywood’s most famous faces headed to The Nice Guy, including Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein, Samuel L. Jackson, David Foster, Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Maya Rudloph and Walton Goggins, among others.

Tarantino, who wrote and directed the film, hung out in a back booth surrounded by friends all evening; event guests stopped by his table to offer congratulations.  During the event, the 52-year-old filmmaker received a special bottle of Tequila Avion’s Reserva 44. 

Meanwhile, frequent Tarantino collaborator Samuel L. Jackson also celebrated his birthday at the event. The room joined in the festivities by singing him “Happy Birthday” as a candle-lit cake was brought out. 

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American mystery Western film starring Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir,Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.

The film is set some years after the Civil War in Wyoming, and revolves around eight strangers who seek refuge in a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass during a blizzard. John “The Hangman” Ruth (Russell) is escorting fugitive Daisy “The Prisoner” Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock where she is being tried for murder. They encounter another bounty hunter, Major Marquis “The Bounty Hunter” Warren, (Jackson) and Chris “The Sheriff” Mannix (Goggins). They encounter four fellow strangers at the stopover Minnie’s Haberdashery: Bob “The Mexican” (Bichir), Oswaldo “The Little Man” Mobray (Roth), Joe “The Cow Puncher” Gage (Madsen), and ex-General Sanford “The Confederate” Smithers (Dern). Anticipate betrayal and deception.

The film is set to hit theaters this month on Christmas day with a roadshow release in select theaters on a 70 mm film format. A wide digital release is scheduled for December 31, 2015 by The Weinstein Company.