- DJANGO GETS FOXX
Quentin Tarantino has finally settled on the actor that he wants to play the lead character in his film, Django Unchained. Its not the fresh prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith, either . . . Nope it’s Jamie Foxx.
That’s rite despite Tarantino spending weeks trying to bring the I Am Legend to star to play a freed slave who goes up against a sadistic plantation owner to rescue his long-lost love, Smith passed on the chance to play the role. This in turn left the writer/director looking down the list of other possible candidates.
This list included many stars including, Idris Elba, Terrence Howard and Chris Tucker who actually met with the director. But, he chose to go with Foxx who was also part of the list.
Leonardo DiCaprio is already attached to play the villainous Calvin Candie, while Inglourious Basterds’ star, Christoph Waltz had the role of Django’s friend and mentor, a German bounty hunter named Dr. Schultz, written for him. Fellow Quentin Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson will be Candie’s right-hand man, Stephen.
Tarantino hasn’t yet found the actress he wants to play Broomhilda, the love of Django’s life, though Kerry Washington is one of the names under consideration for that part.
Either way this will be one the most star studded Tarantino films he has made, so look forward to it.