Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has been slowly putting together a solid cast for his upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained, which follows Jamie Foxx as a freed slave determined to rescue his wife from a sadistic slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino recently added his Deathproof actor Kurt Russell to the cast as evil slave trainer Ace Woody, replacing Kevin Costner who recently dropped out, as well as Kill Bill, Vol. 2's Laura Cayouette as DiCaprio's widowed sister.
Deadline reports that the latest addition to the cast is Don Johnson, who will play a wealthy plantation owner named Spencer Bennett. Casting a veteran actor who hasn't been in many recent high-profile projects is typical of Tarantino, who rejuvenated the careers of actors like John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) and Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). Johnson recently appeared as the villainous Von Stillman in last year's Machete, directed by Tarantino's friend and frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez.
Johnson joins a cast filled with Tarantino alumni, including Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Django is set to start shooting in November, and has been given a release date of December 25, 2012. Fassbender reunites with Shame Director; Carrey and Carrel Make Magic together >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
At the end of last month, the first, action-packed trailer for World War II combat movie Red Tails debuted, ending a long wait for producer George Lucas, who admitted that he had been "wanting to do Red Tails for 20 years."
Not even another month later, a second trailer has been made available from MTV as well as a brand new poster.
Red Tails tells the real-life story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army in World War II that was made up of the first African American combat pilots to serve in the U.S. military. A constant target of racial discrimination, the pilots were given second-rate planes to fly during their dangerous missions. The Airmen painted the tails of their airplanes red, hence the nickname "Red Tails". The nickname isn't covered in the latest trailer, which is almost non-stop aerial combat. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.11 by Ryan