Lack of Colorado snow hampers blizzard-bound Tarantino movie

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Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:08 PM

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Warm weather and low snowfall in Telluride, Colorado, have been hampering the filming of Quentin Tarantino's snow-centric movie in the ski town.

The Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/1CUqLIV ) reports that Telluride has only had 7 inches of snow in the last 30 days, forcing the director to shoot indoor scenes of "The Hateful Eight," which is set during a post-Civil War blizzard.

The Oscar-winning Tarantino could get a break this weekend. The mountains of southwestern Colorado will probably miss out on a storm headed to Denver but they could get between 1 and 2 feet of snow starting Sunday.

The film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh is being shot at a 900-acre ranch. It's expected to be released in the fall.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com