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Kerry Washington Confirmed for Django Unchained

Kerry Washington Django Unchained

Although Kerry Washington’s name has been floating around the project for months, it was only recently that Quentin Tarantino made the official decision to cast her as Django’s wife, Broomhilda. According to Deadline, the reason for the long wait was because Tarantino was “intrigued with making a discovery in the role,” and had hoped to find a breakout actress.

The reaction to this news has been decidedly mixed across the internet. According to the leaked script, Broomhilda spends most of her time on screen naked and being raped. Many feel that this role is exploitative, and are disappointed that an actress of Washington’s caliber would resort to taking the part. Personally, I think people should wait until they see the actual movie before making judgments.

Congratulations to Ms. Washington!

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Massive Django Unchained News Update

Django Unchained

…And we’re back.

Apologies for the delay. Real life matters interrupted regular posting, but we’re back to reporting Django Unchained news again. With production starting this November, the news should be picking up quite a bit.

Rather than writing several single small updates, I’m cramming everything into one giant update. Here’s what has happened since the last post.

 

Django Unchained Cast Update

Kevin Costner has dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Kurt Russell will be taking over Costner’s Role as Ace Woody.

Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Gerald McRaney have joined the cast as villanious plantation owners whom, according to Variety, “meet Django and Schultz while in pursuit of a bounty.”

Michael K. Williams claims that Quentin Tarantino has written a supporting role in Django Unchained just for him. He also claims in the same interview that he was at one point considered for the lead role.

Dennis Christopher will play Calvin Candie’s lawyer.

M.C. Gainey, whose biggest role to date has been Mr. Friendly on Lost, has been cast as a rapist (link contains details about the role and possible spoilers).

Laura Cayoutte has signed on to play Calvin Candie’s sister.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks with Quentin Tarantino to join the Django Unchained cast. No word yet on what role he’ll play.

 

Django Unchained Production Update

Django Unchained will be filmed in New Orleans. Production begins in November.

Christoph Waltz dislocated his pelvic bone in pre-production training for Django Unchained.

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