Two things you can count on when it comes to Quentin Tarantino films: sharp dialogue and very good casts. Always thinking outside the box, he plucked John Travolta from Look Who’s Talking Now mediocrity to play a hitman who can dance when asked and knows how good a $5 milkshake can taste. He’s attracted such stars as Robert De Niro (Jackie Brown) and Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds) to appear in his films.
However, with his latest, the Sergio Leone-style Spaghetti Western Django Unchained, he’s assembled quite a cast thus far. Weeks after it was announced that Jamie Foxx had signed on to play the titular role of Django, word is that Kevin Costner is in negotiations to join a cast. Costner would forgo his usual good-guy roles and play Ace Woody, the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes. The club and ranch of Candyland are owned and operated by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Ace Woody is the one who pits the “mandingo” fighters against one another.
Meanwhile Foxx is a slave-turned-bounty hunter who must take on those villains to free his slave wife, which has yet to be cast.
Django Unchained will go in front of cameras in the early fall and be released the following year on Christmas Day. Also that month, Costner will appear in Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan’s reboot/new take on DC Comics’ famed superhero Superman. Costner’s role is that of Pa Kent, Superman’s adopted father.
Tags: Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Costner, Quentin Tarantino