Although a representative for the 'Silver Linings Playbook' actress says she is not doing the project, the casting rumor refuses to go away.
Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly in negotiations to join Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight". It's unclear what role she is offered to play in the project, but there are two prominent female roles, Daisy Domergue a.k.a The Prisoner and Six Horse Judy, read by Amber Tamblyn and Zoe Bell in the previous live reading.
In response to the rumor, Jeff Sneider of The Wrap tweeted, "JENNIFER LAWRENCE's publicist on HATEFUL EIGHT reports: 'Despite internet rumors, her reps have confirmed she's not doing this project.' " He, however, added, "Tarantino is especially sensitive about HATEFUL EIGHT, in terms of press, following his public tantrum post-script leak. Guess we'll see..."
Justin Kroll of Variety agreed as he posted on his own Twitter, "Rep saying JLaw H8 thing is not true. They could be lying but also heard she had to pass on [Ben] Affleck's LIVE BY NIGHT cause of sched[uling conflicts]."
The actress is indeed quite busy. She is currently finishing the last installment of "The Hunger Games" saga and is set to lead David O. Russell's next film "Joy". She will play Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who becomes one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing mop. The true-story film is planned for December 25, 2015, the same year "Hateful Eight" is set for completion.
"The Hateful Eight" follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Walton Goggins and Samuel L. Jackson are among the possible cast members.