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Deberg_1990 05-06-2011 09:42 PM

Jamie Foxx to star in Tarantinos next "Django Unchained"
 
Wow, at first glance sounds like oil and water....but im down with this in a weird way. QT hasnt let me down yet.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...trunner-186250


Will Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained, a spaghetti Western about a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for his wife.

Tarantino stalwarts Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz also are circling key parts.

The film, Tarantino’s follow-up to his worldwide blockbuster Inglourious Basterds, will be distributed domestically by the Weinstein Co., but Tarantino is in the process of selecting a studio partner to release the film internationally. Sources say he was meeting with Universal executives Friday, and similar meetings with Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros. and possibly others have been scheduled.

Sources prepped for those meetings say Tarantino would like Smith to star in the film, the script for which has been making the rounds in recent days to wide acclaim. No official offer has been made to Smith, and any deal would of course be subject to working out financials, which might be difficult given Smith's status as one of Hollywood's few sure-thing stars.


Indeed, though Smith has been out of multiplexes since 2008’s Seven Pounds, he is still considered among the top two or three box-office draws worldwide.

Smith is being teed up for the title role of Django, a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.

Tarantino wrote the bounty hunter part with Waltz in mind, according to insiders. The German ends up training Django and helping him seek his wife.

Jackson would play the house slave to the bad guy, Monsieur Calvin Candie. The slave is an expert manipulator and will face off with Django.

Smith and his reps have received the screenplay, which could be a hot potato due to the themes of racism and the liberal use of the N-word. It's unclear whether Smith has read the script yet. The actor manages his image very carefully, but the part is heroic and could be iconic. And let’s not forget that Denzel Washington won his two Oscars playing characters who used the N-word.


Tarantino is aiming for a fall shoot in the South, possibly in Louisiana, but the exact locale has not been determined.

Bowser 05-07-2011 11:24 AM

"The actor manages his image very carefully"

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Bowser 05-07-2011 11:25 AM

And for the record, I'd love to see what Tarantino could bring out of Smith. He really is a decent actor when he gets away from the summer blockbuster and given a chance.

Bump 05-07-2011 11:38 AM

Really, I've only seen Will Smith "act" in 2 films. But whatever, he's rich as **** doing what he does and he seems like an intelligent person.

NashvilleRock.net 05-07-2011 03:16 PM

So QT is making a "spaghetti western" which is a western film shot in Europe with an Italian director that will be shot in the South?? Got it.

Deberg_1990 05-07-2011 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NashvilleRock.net (Post 7626175)
So QT is making a "spaghetti western" which is a western film shot in Europe with an Italian director that will be shot in the South?? Got it.

The Original Django was a Spaghetti Western. Hes really only taking the name and inspiration from it. As with most all his movies, it wont be quite what it appears and sounds like on the surface.

-King- 05-07-2011 03:59 PM

If Will Smith is in it...I will watch it. Only movie of his I haven't watched is Wild Wild West and that's because that was a pure abortion from what I've heard.

Miles 05-07-2011 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bowser (Post 7626015)
And for the record, I'd love to see what Tarantino could bring out of Smith. He really is a decent actor when he gets away from the summer blockbuster and given a chance.

Pretty much my thoughts as well. Seems like an odd choice at first glance but could easily see it working very well.

vailpass 05-07-2011 06:19 PM

Can't decide which would be stranger: a QT movie where the F word isn't dropped every 4th word or Will Smith in a movie dropping the F word every 4th word.

Red Brooklyn 05-08-2011 02:17 PM

Guys, I like Will Smith a lot more than QT. I said I wouldn't see another QT movie. But with Will Smith in it.... I might just have to.

Deberg_1990 06-22-2011 08:12 PM

Apparently, hes cast Jamie Foxx as DJango...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50125

Lots of actors circled the title role for Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED - Will Smith, Idris Elba - but one actor has apparently signed on the line that is dotted - Jamie Foxx, who will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz in Tarantino's "Southern", his slave drama film, to be released in 2012,

Foxx is no stranger to dramatic roles, having won the Oscar for RAY, and I think he's a good choice. My personal favorite was Elba, but Foxx is no slouch and will work well with the cast. I just want to see this thing - I haven't read the script. I read INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and regretted it - it was such a rich script that I wish I'd held out and experienced it first on the big screen. Won't be making that mistake this time. DJANGO UNCHAINED is being produced by the Weinstein Company

Brock 06-22-2011 08:16 PM

Will Smith doesn't have the balls to do a movie like that.

Thig Lyfe 06-22-2011 08:31 PM

Meh. Shoulda gone with Stringer.

durtyrute 06-22-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brock (Post 7710684)
Will Smith doesn't have the balls to do a movie like that.

Great actor..but you're right,he couldn't do it

Brock 06-22-2011 08:55 PM

He has the chops, he just prefers not to risk anything. If it's not a summer blockbuster, don't even bother calling.


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