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Though Quentin Tarantino's next project has been on the q.t. and very hush hush, the film now has a working title, Deadline reports: "The Hateful Eight." Back in November, Tarantino told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" that the film, like his last movie "Django Unchained," is a western. But "The Hateful Eight" won't be a sequel to "Django," which won Tarantino his second best original screenplay Oscar in 2013 nearly two decades after he picked up a statuette for "Pulp Fiction" in 1995. "I had so much fun doing 'Django,' and I love Westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, I was like, 'Let me make another one, now that I know what I'm doing,'" Tarantino told Leno. Tarantino has finished a draft of the screenplay, and word is that he's penned a part for stalwart collaborator Christoph Waltz, who won supporting »

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