It appears as if writer-director Quentin Tarantino is going back to the well once again to flesh out the cast of his latest movie, Django Unchained, a "Southern" about a freed slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who attempts to rescue his wife (as-yet-uncast) from the plantation of Calvin Candie (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a sadistic slave owner who enjoys watching his slaves fight to the death.
The cast already includes Tarantino alumni Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) as a German bounty hunter who helps Django track down his wife and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown) as a proud house slave named Stephen. Now, THR reports Kurt Russell (Death Proof) is in talks to play Ace Woody, the evil slave trainer that Kevin Costner was going to play before he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, while Laura Cayouette (Kill Bill, Vol. 2) has joined the cast as the widowed sister of Calvin Candie and co-owner of the plantation. more about Django Unchained >> Posted 10.02.11 by BrentJS