Jennifer Jason Leigh to star in 'The Hateful Eight'

 Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh has reportedly been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 10, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh has reportedly been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'.

The 52-year-old star will play Daisy Domergue, a tough prisoner accused of murder and set to be hanged for her crimes in the post-Civil War western, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen are all set to appear in the film version after being part of live reading of the script in April

Amber Tamblyn took on the role of female lead Daisy during the live reading, but Tarantino looked at several actresses for the coveted role for the film version.

The film will shoot in early 2015, with the release planned in the US in the fall of 2015.

Richard Gladstein and Stacey Sher will produce The Hateful Eight, with the Weinstein brothers and G Mac Brown executive producing.