Django Unchained casting update

The big news of the last few days is, that Kevin Costner – as much as I would have loved to see him in it – is out (due to scheduling conflicts) of Django Unchained, which is currently in pre-production, and Kurt Russell is in talks to replace him. Quentin Tarantino also drew some additional talent to his southern. Laura Cayouette (Kill Bill, Hell Ride), Dennis Christopher (Deadwood) and  Gerald McRaney (also Deadwood) will be joining and already impressive cast that includes Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo diCaprio. Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire) who lost out for the lead role, says he might eventually be in the movie as well. Kerry Washington (Ray) and Zoe Bell are also attached. Update: Reportedly, M.C. Gainey is also in talks to play a baddie in the movie.

Waltz, who won an Academy Award for his role as the evil Nazi Col. Landa in Inglourious Basterds, was reportedly injured training for the role. The movie is about to start principal photography very soon, we will keep you posted.

Sources: Variety, People, Joblo, Playlist, Deadline, Orlando Sentinel, Cinemablend,

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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7 Responses

  1. AS says:

    I’d love to see Zoe Bell in another QT film. 

  2. John Doe says:

    M.C. Gainey cast as Big John Brittle

  3. Jonah Melancon says:

    Does anyone have any information on any extras casting in Mississippi or Louisiana?

  4. macromedium says:

    Is it true that Don Johnson’s gonna star as Spencer “Big Daddy” Bennett? That’d be marvellous. I’d love to see Don gettin’ killed by jamie foxx :P

  5. Jonny says:

    Tom Savini probably cast as Elvis Brittle. The cast’s gettin’ better and better. Just remember Savini in From Dusk Till Dawn or Planet Terror. I like

  6. Jonny says:

    Variety claims that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is about to join the cast of Django Unchained. Sony even delayed his biker thriller Premium Rush to summer ’12. As much as I like that, I wonder who he’s gonna portray. Any ideas?