Tarantino to film in Jackson
By Brielle Schaeffer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
January 20, 2012
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has decided to shoot scenes for his upcoming feature in Jackson Hole, the production company said Thursday.
A publicist for the project “Django Unchained” confirmed the director would film in the valley a “brief part of the production” that calls for snow.
Tarantino is best known for his quirky hit flicks, including “Pulp Fiction,” both “Kill Bill” movies and “Reservoir Dogs.”
The director’s latest project is a remake of an Italian spaghetti western about a slave-turned-bounty-hunter who sets out to rescue his wife from a violent plantation owner. The majority of the filming is set to take place in New Orleans next month.
The star-studded cast features Jamie Foxx in the title role, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington, according to the Internet Movie Database website.
Details of when the cast will be in town and where they might be shooting have not been released.
State and local officials had been working with the production company to facilitate the shoot.
“We’re excited to be hosting this project,” Michell Howard of the Wyoming Film Office said.