Quentin Tarantino | Uncertainty swirls around lead casting for director’s final film, The Movie Critic

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Reports suggesting that Paul Walter Hauser had been offered the leading role in Quentin Tarantino’s final film, The Movie Critic, are being contested.

The rumour mill regarding Quentin Tarantino’s purported final film, The Movie Criticis beginning to pick up speed. If you recall, Tarantino originally wanted to be shooting the film around now, but the ongoing strikes made that notion impossible. However, nuggets of information have begun to drop of late regarding its casting: we’ve heard that a Pulp Fiction reunion between Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta may be on the cards, and perhaps most notably, that Paul Walter Hauser had been offered the lead role.

That last bit of news came from industry insider, Daniel Richtman, with fellow Hollywood scooper Jeff Sneider also confirming it. The offer to Hauser reportedly came in pre-strike. World of Reel is reporting today, however, that no offer was ever made to Hauser and that ‘a more known name’ will be in the lead role for Tarantino’s final film.

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We aren’t going to find out for sure until the strike is resolved, but it’s certainly fun to consider the possibilities. Do you like the idea of Hauser in the lead role? He can certainly nail that blackly comedic tone that Tarantino loves to employ, not to mention doing straight-up drama as we saw when collaborated with Clint Eastwood for 2019’s Richard Jewell. Or, as the latest story suggests, would you rather see a ‘more known name’ in the frame for Tarantino’s last picture? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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