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Old 05-06-2011, 08:42 PM  
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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.


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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.

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #76
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I heard it was because tarantino refused to write up one of Smith's always-hilarious "aw hell naw" scenes.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #77
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I can't fault Smith with Independence Day. That entire movie is one giant turd. Bill Pullman as President. Cousin Eddie saving the day. The aliens not having a firewall. It is definitely one of the worst movies of all time.
GEEEZZZ it wasnt that bad. Just pure escapist summer movie crap that Hollywood produces every year. A few canned jokes, CGI and lots of shit getting blown up. There are a lot worse in this catagory than Independence day.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:02 PM   #78
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Independence Day was awful. Just cornball crap.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #79
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Independence Day was awful. Just cornball crap.
That has it's place. Lighten up Francis.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #80
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:53 AM   #81
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Biggest problem I had with Independance Day is isn't it hard enough to blow up 15 mile wide saucers without giving them God Mode shields?


Oh yeah, and destroying a mothership 1/4 the size of the Moon with a single tactical nuke
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:03 AM   #82
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Yeah, i'll give you Collateral he did do well playing against type & he was fine as Ali's trainer i guess.

But AGS was terrible all the way around, including him.
I disagree. I loved AGS.
The scene where Foxx and Pacino traded was brilliant.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #83
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Jamie Fox is infinitely more talented than Will Smiff.
Please show me an acting "performance" by will smith that is anything CLOSE to Fox's best efforts.
I don't know about infinitely, but I do think he's the better actor.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #84
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Independence Day, clearly.

Unforgettable performance, with classic lines like "I have GOT to get me one of THESE," and "Welcome to earth."

Frankly, I'm shocked he didn't win an Oscar there. HE WAS SNUBBED!
Have you seen "Bait"?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:05 AM   #85
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I'd say Ray is Foxx's best performance. Ali from Smith is on that level.
That was Smith's finest performance in my book.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #86
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #87
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I thought Smith was good in Pursuit of Happyness.
That was a good one too.
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That was Smith's finest performance in my book.
I like his performance in I Am Legend as well. He doesn't get the respect he deserves from that role because most people expected the movie to be better. I thought it failed due to the writing. Definitely not Will's performance, that's for sure.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #89
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I like his performance in I Am Legend as well. He doesn't get the respect he deserves from that role because most people expected the movie to be better. I thought it failed due to the writing. Definitely not Will's performance, that's for sure.
Good point.
He had no other actors to play off of for most of the film.
That's tough.
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