Thursday, 23 June 2011

Jamie Foxx Chosen For 'Django Unchained' Lead Role By Tarantino

Jamie Foxx Will Play Django
Quentin Tarantino's latest project has already caused quite a stir after the title was leaked on Twitter with a picture of the front cover of the screen play by Tarantino himself. Django Unchained was confirmed as the title within hours and rumours spread that Will Smith was likely to take the lead role; a freed slave who attempts to save his lover from a plantation owner.

After Smith turned the role down Tarantino looked at a number of other potential actors, including Chris Tucker, before eventually settling for Ray and Collateral star Jamie Foxx. Leonardo DiCaprio will play the plantation owner, with Tarantino favourite Christoph Waltz playing a German bounty hunter.

Opening on Christmas day 2012, the film looks set to be another Tarantino triumph coming off the back of the success of Inglorious Basterds.

Variety revealed the main synopsis as well as some more casting rumours: "Foxx will play the title role of Django, a freed slave who teams with a German bounty hunter to take on an evil plantation owner in order to retrieve his long-lost love, Broomhilda. Kerry Washington, who played opposite Foxx in
"Ray," has met with Tarantino for the latter role; she's one of a handful of contenders in the mix.Leonardo DiCaprio has been set as the sadistic slavemaster Calvin Candie, while Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" star Christoph Waltz will play Django's friend and mentor. Samuel L. Jackson is expected to play Stephen, Candie's right-hand man."

Are you looking forward to Quentin Tarantino's next project? Will you be going to see Django Unchained? Let us know below. 

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Nostra said...

I'm always looking forward to new Tarantino movies and I really don't understand all the fuss about Jamie Foxx. He has shown that he's a very talented actor (e.g. Collateral) and Tarantino always manages to get the best out of his actors, so can't wait to see this movie.

Jack Ibbetson said...

Well I was surprised with the choice but also surprised about all those Tarantino considered. I think Foxx is the right man though and I can't wait to see this one either. I think Foxx's best performance was the lead role in Ray. He captured the great man brilliantly

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