Received a pleasant surprise this morning in the form of these stills and Jamie Foxx interview about Django Unchained via@ Collider.com. I love QT have and always will. He is why I love independent films. This new project marks a slight departure from his usual scripts, but then he’s always pushing himself. The film stars Jamie Foxx (Ray, Unlawful Citizen) as an escaped slave who sets out to rescue his wife Kerry Washington (Ray,Last King Of Scotland) from a sadistic plantation owner Leonardo Dicaprio (Inception,J.Edgar). He enlist the help of a skilled bounty hunter Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards,The Green Hornet) to help him…sound B film enough? LOVE IT!!!!
The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, M.C. Gainey, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Don Johnson?! This is text book Quentin to dig deep into the “where are they know?” rolodex sitting on his desk next to his laptop and miniature Hitori Hanso sword and say to himself DON JOHNSON. This will probably be one of Don’s best performances too. I can’t fucking wait for this film!! Below are the stills from the film and you can checkout some of what Jamie had to say about the film and it’s characters at Collider.com.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. Theexecutive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.