In a year that already contains some highly anticipated fare, Tarantino will mosey into November with an all-star cast of ruffians to remind everyone that he still makes movies, and with an image like the one gracing EW’s cover this week, well, hell.
Kurt Russell’s mustache joins Tarantino stalwarts Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern and James Parks, as well as the magnificent Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mexican powerhouse Demián Bichir (Ché’s Fidel Castro) to round out a cast that only QT could muster. However, the real star of The Hateful Eight is undeniably Kurt Russell’s mustache, an actor we have seen seldomly since his explosive debut in 1993’s Tombstone.
Movie fans will recognize Kurt Russell’s mustache as the primary accessory of Wyatt Earp in the better of two early-nineties westerns about the infamous “Battle at the OK Corral.” While the mustache had been previously overshadowed by Kurt’s magnificent mullet (Overboard, Big Trouble In Little China) and an eyepatch over his left eye (Escape From New York), the wiley whiskers compelled Tombstone to victory over the puny pushbroom sported by Wyatt Earp‘s Kevin Costner, only to abscond into relative obscurity in the years to come.
After a brief cameo in Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the wiser and wilder-looking mustache makes his lauded comeback in another one of QT’s ambitious genre films. The sheer star power of Russell and his ‘stache should overcome the unfortunate loss of Unchained’s unsung guest player, Quentin Tarantino’s Australian accent.
The Hateful Eight ambles into theaters on November 13, 2015.