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Quentin Tarantino Blames Bruce Dern and CAA for Leaked 'Hateful Eight' Script [UPDATE]

By Jonathan Lambert j.lambert@classicalite.com on Jan 22, 2014 06:56 PM EST

Quentin Tarantino is pretty upset. The genius director's new script for the film The Hateful Eight has leaked online, a year before the project was set to begin filming. After having only given the script to six people, Quentin is pretty sure that the leak came from Bruce Dern and his reps over at CAA.

After years of work, Quentin's next movie has been ruined. Understandably, Tarantino is pretty bummed out over the whole thing, as he told Deadline:

"I'm very, very depressed. 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."

Luckily, Quentin only gave the script to a select few, making it easier to track where the leak came from. According to Tarantino, there is only one person that he can fully trust:

"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. 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."

As one might expect, this has caused Quentin to shelve the project. But don't worry Tarantino fans, Quentin will be publishing the work as a book:

"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."

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