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Tarantino shelves film after 'betrayal'

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Quentin Tarantino has said that he has "no desire" to make his latest western, The Hateful Eight after the script was leaked.

In an interview with Deadline, the director said: "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."

The 50-year-old's agent, Mike Simpson received numerous calls from other agents looking to cast their clients in the film and that's how Tarantino said he learned of the leak.

"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," he added.

"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. I don’t know how these ****ing agents work, but I’m not making this next.

"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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