I’m not sure why this first poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s latest masterpiece, DJANGO UNCHAINED, doesn’t carry the title, and from afar, those two tiny characters for some reason I don’t know what, kinda sorta reminds me of Green Hornet and Kato, my eyes are playing tricks on me.
Yahoo has this minimalist poster for what’s going to make an awesome Christmas day this year…
DJANGO UNCHAINED , set to open on December 25th, 2012, is about a slave, played by Jamie Foxx, who teams up with a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schulz, to search for his slave wife.
Kerry Washington plays Broomhilda, Django’s wife.
Christoph Waltz will play the German bounty hunter who helps the slave Django take down the evil plantation owner named Monsieur Calvin Candie
Leonardo DiCaprio will play Calvin Candie.
Kurt Russell will play Ace Woody, a sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain Candie’s patrons as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes
Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of the plantation owner’s house slave, named Stephen, a.k.a Candie’s right hand slave.
Dennis Christopher will play Leo Moguy, Candie’s lawyer
M.C. Gainey plays the nefarious John Brittle who oversees the Carrucan Plantation
Don Johnson plays a plantation owner named Spencer Bennett.
RZA plays Thaddeus, a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation.
Todd Allen plays plantation overseer named Dollar Bill
James Remar and James Russo will play slave trading brothers Ace and Dicky Speck, who purchase Django at the Greenville Slave Auction.
Tom Wopat will play Marshall Gill Tatum.
Rex Linn will play Tennessee Harry
Sacha Baron Cohen will play a gambler named Scotty who buys Django’s wife as a female companion
Actor Gerald McRaney (Deadwood) will also join the cast but his role is currently undisclosed.
Someone over at Hollywood Elsewhere claimed to have read the script and this is his description..
“The title character Django is a freed slave, who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) becomes a badass bounty hunter himself and after assisting Waltz on taking down some bad guys for profit, is in turn assisted by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner. And that doesn’t even half begin to cover it! This film deals with racism as I’ve rarely seen it handled in a Hollywood film. While it’s 100 percent pure popcorn and revenge flick, it is pure genius in the way it takes on the evil slave owning south. Think of what he did with the Nazis in Inglourious and you’ll get a sense of what he’s doing with slave owners and slave overseers in this one. It’s violent and funny and full of great Tarantino monologues and shoot outs (and slave rapes and slave tortures) and the center piece of the script is this fantastic relationship between Django and his Obi-Wan Waltz and it all just f*cking works in the way only Tarantino makes it work.”
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