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Live read for Tarantino screenplay

Quentin Tarantino's scrapped Hateful Eight screenplay is to be read out later this month.

The filmmaker abandoned plans for the Western-themed movie after the script was leaked online, but the story will still get to see the light of day with a live read in LA on April 24.

Quentin is set to cast and direct the Film Independent reading at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) which won't be recorded or streamed live.

Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, said: "Quentin Tarantino is a key figure in the independent creative community.

"We are thrilled that Quentin will be holding the World Premiere Staged Reading of his script of The Hateful Eight with Film Independent at LACMA."

Oscar-winner Tarantino shelved plans for the movie earlier this year.

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".

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