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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #135 on: May 31, 2011, 01:21:41 PM »
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #136 on: May 31, 2011, 02:02:43 PM »
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #137 on: May 31, 2011, 04:09:32 PM »
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Rumor: Could Leonardo DiCaprio Play The Main Villain In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’?
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Random posts on Twitter factual news does not make. However, this one is worth paying attention to for several reasons. Former Creative Screenwriting magazine Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith tweeted this morning, “Casting Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio WILL play villian Calvin Candie in [Quentin] Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained”! QT wanted him for I.B. & now has him!” And yes, while Goldsmith is dialed-in in L.A., it’s just a rumor and tweet. However, Goldsmith was one of, if not the first person to tweet about Will Smith‘s participation in Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western slavery epic. And while Smith isn’t 100% locked-in for the role (and Idris Elba is now rumored to be involved), the “Men In Black” star has definitely been in discussions to join the film so clearly Goldsmith’s information is usually on point. But wait, there’s more. When first announced, Variety wrote, “Tarantino has also been looking to work with Leonardo DiCaprio…Tarantino was courting Leonardo DiCaprio for the villainous role of Hans Landa in ‘Basterds,’ which ultimately went to [Christoph] Waltz. Likewise, Tarantino is believed to have written the role of Dr. Schultz for DiCaprio, but when he passed, it was modified for Waltz.” So it sounds like the “Inception” star was at least somewhat in the mix. While that info seems to be somewhat mixed-up—we were told DiCaprio pursued the role in “Inglourious Basterds,” and didn’t get the part, not the other way around (after all, if Tarantino wanted DiCaprio for the role, as reported, why did he go with Waltz instead?)—DiCaprio was reported as being in talks with Tarantino at the time for the role, so clearly the two have had some conversations. Lastly, a source of ours that helped us break some “Inglourious Basterds” information back in the day tells us they have heard this same information, but that DiCaprio’s involvement was a “no go.” If this all falls into line and is true—or at least the intentions are true—it could mean a few things. Yes, Schultz was written for DiCaprio, but he’s already passed as reported, end of story, and this is just a case of old news resurfacing as rumor. Or perhaps Tarantino is modifying things for DiCaprio’s schedule—“Django Unchained” shoots in the fall and could potentially overlap with Baz Luhrmann‘s “The Great Gatsby,” which DiCaprio will star in and is shooting either mid-summer or late summer/early fall—opting to have the actor play the smaller, villainous role that could be packed into 2-3 weeks of shooting. Here’s another theory: Some are saying Will Smith has passed and Idris Elba is auditioning. If that’s the case, then Tarantino still needs a major international name, no? DiCaprio would fit that bill, as would tweaking the sched to his needs. All just (major) speculation of course. We’re of course assuming that Goldsmith’s information is correct. But hey, dude was right once and it surely does sound like at the very least, DiCaprio and “Django Unchained” were in the same casting-idea sentence at least at one point. As for us, we put forth Josh Brolin in our dream casting of the film in the role of Calvin Candie. But for now, let the rumor mill churn forth…
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #138 on: May 31, 2011, 05:59:05 PM »
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I thought Keitel would've been a shoo-in, he looks like a Calvin Candie. It's good news though, I guess the movie has to have one shining star. I'm starting to wish I didn't read the script now, I already went through the whole story with Smith and Keitel in my head, haha. It didn't quite seem to mesh that way so this must mean I'm in for a surprise :yabbse-smiley:
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #139 on: June 07, 2011, 10:20:57 PM »
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Leonardo DiCaprio In Early Talks For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'
BY MIKE FLEMING | Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Talks are about to get underway for Leonardo DiCaprio to play the role of villainous ranch owner Calvin Candie in Django Unchained, the Sergio Leone-style spaghetti Western that Quentin Tarantino wrote and will direct as his next film. DiCaprio is being courted to play a charming but ruthless proprietor of Candyland, a despicable club in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in "mandingo" style death matches. Candie is a slave's worst nightmare and the freed slave Django must cross him in order to reclaim his wife. Now, deal making discussions are just getting underway, but I'm told there is a much higher likelihood of DiCaprio taking part in the film at this point than Will Smith, who had been reported as lead candidate to play the title role of DJango, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter. That role is expected to be played by Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar playing Hans Landa in Tarantino's last film, Inglourious Basterds Tarantino's Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson is also expected to play the role of Rodney, Candie's valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie's residence. Tarantino turned in his script in late April to The Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein, and Sony Pictures signed on shortly after to distribute in offshore territories. The courtship of Smith for the role of Django has gone on for so long that I'm persuaded it has become a long shot. At this point, I've heard alternative names that include Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker. The latter is a surprise because he hasn't starred in a movie since 2007's Rush Hour 3, but he showed some serious dramatic chops playing a memorable small role in Tarantino's Jackie Brown. The emergence of DiCaprio as the film's main villain is intriguing. Candie in some ways is comparable to the polished but loathsome Landa in Inglorious Basterds. That role intrigued DiCaprio in the formative stages when Tarantino was just formulating a cast. It didn't come together and Tarantino decided he wanted an actor who could speak German as well as other languages. Waltz proved a glove fit for that role and it was impossible to read Django Unchained and not see Waltz in the role of Dr. Schultze. Candie is every bit as colorful and ruthless a villain as Landa was. DiCaprio next stars as FBI director J Edgar Hoover in the Clint Eastwood-directed J Edgar. Django Unchained is being produced by Tarantino's Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher, along with Pilar Savone.
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #140 on: June 14, 2011, 08:56:53 AM »
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Jamie Foxx Now Front-Runner For Lead In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’? Leonardo DiCaprio Locked In?
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Arguably the most sought-after job vacancy in Hollywood right now is the titular slave-turned-bounty-hunter in Quentin Tarantino‘s neo-Western “Django Unchained.” And while we might have fatigue over the same old lily-white shortlist of 18-35 year old men that come up for every superhero gig or tentpole actioner, this has been a little more refreshing, if only for the fact that it’s allowed the African-American acting community to go through the rumor mill in a way that, shamefully, they generally don’t get to for big projects. The role was allegedly written by Tarantino for Hollywood’s biggest star, Will Smith, but for whatever reason, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Smith will take the role, and a list of other names has emerged behind him, including the British star of “The Wire” and “Thor,” Idris Elba, and Chris Tucker, who since working with Tarantino on 1997’s “Jackie Brown” has only made films with the words ‘Hour’ and ‘Rush’ in the title. But, if rumors are to be believed, one actor is jumping to the front of the pack: the gossip-mongers at Showbiz 411 suggest that Jamie Foxx, previously reported to be on the short-list, is in the lead in the chase to play Django. It’s unclear where the site are sourcing the info from: they mention talking to Samuel L. Jackson, who has a supporting role in the film, at the Tony Awards on Sunday, but don’t go as far as to say that the information came from him. Still, the site are sometimes on the money, and it’s plausible enough: Foxx is a big enough star to keep the backers happy in lieu of Smith, but he’s also a good fit for the role—not as imposing as Elba (Django is described as being fairly slight), not as annoying as Tucker, with action experience and some decent performances under his belt, when he’s not slumming it in the likes of “Valentine’s Day” and “Law Abiding Citizen.” We were also told last week by Warners that they’d been pursuing Foxx for a role in “Gangster Squad,” but that the scheduling didn’t work out—was Foxx holding out for “Django Unchained?” Should the comedian/actor/musician sign on, he’d join Christoph Waltz, as benevolent German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultze, Jackson as the villain’s right-hand man and head house-slave Stephen, and Leonardo Di Caprio, who Showbiz 411 claims is definitely signed after he was reported as being in talks a few weeks back, as the villain, Calvin Candie. And if Foxx doesn’t take the part of Django, we’d like to remind everyone that Michael K. Williams is available.
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #141 on: June 14, 2011, 09:50:07 AM »
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Nooooooooo.

Would much prefer Smith to Foxx. Or um, anyone?
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #142 on: June 14, 2011, 11:38:31 AM »
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Michael K Williams would be so perfect, but it will never happen.
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #143 on: June 14, 2011, 12:00:12 PM »
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stringer too, but that rumor was apparently for guillermo del toro's movie.

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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #144 on: June 14, 2011, 12:22:46 PM »
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Ugh. Jamie Foxx is the worst.
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #145 on: June 14, 2011, 01:11:50 PM »
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Foxx is a good actor with perhaps an irritating real life personality.  Is it in Block Party that Dave Chappelle says good comedians are bad actors and good actors are bad comedians, and uses Foxx as an example of the latter.

He can summon the intensity to play the part.  I can see it.
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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #146 on: June 14, 2011, 01:20:08 PM »
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jamie foxx's a pretty good comedian. but I think he's also a fine actor. he'll be good in this/anything.
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« Reply #147 on: June 14, 2011, 01:29:34 PM »
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Foxx is a good actor with perhaps an irritating real life personality.

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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #148 on: June 14, 2011, 01:31:27 PM »
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Foxx fits in with the new Tarantino gang (other members include Eli Roth).

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Re: Django Unchained
« Reply #149 on: June 14, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ Lands On Christmas Day 2012
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In a film that already seems to be packing plenty of surprises, it looks like Quentin Tarantino still has one up his sleeve. Confirmed by BoxOfficeMojo, Tarantino’s slavery vengeance tale “Django Unchained” has been set by The Weinstein Company for a Christmas Day 2012 release. Looks like you better leave some room in that stocking for a pair of tickets to the film. The move is an interesting one which seems to follow suit with Sony‘s counterprogramming move this year, slating David Fincher‘s high profile downer “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” with a December 21st release and an ad campaign touting it as “The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas.” Also, Tarantino is no stranger to the holiday season as 1997’s “Jackie Brown,” also had a similar release, which you might recall even had a “Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag” tagline on its teaser poster featuring a bag full of money. There are still more questions than answers right now surrounding the film which follows Django is a freed slave who trains under a German bounty hunter and with his help, tracks down his slave wife to liberatate her from an evil plantation owner. While nothing is inked just yet, Christoph Waltz is pretty much guaranteed for the bounty hunter role, with Leonardo DiCaprio rumored to be locked for the villain Calvin Candie with Samuel L. Jackson as his sidekick. But the Django himself is still open. Will Smith has been courted but it appears he wont be taking the role, with Jamie Foxx rumored to be in the pole position for the job. Either way, December is already looking ridiculously packed with “Life Of Pi” and “Lone Ranger” arriving just days before and “The Hobbit” towering over everybody earlier in the month. But the Weinsteins are making a strong play that the film will be an alternative choice, and a juicy one at that. Filming is expected to start late summer/early fall and it doesn’t look like Tarantino will be rushing for this one to be ready in time for Cannes. Sorry, Thierry.
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