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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Django Unchained Premiere Magazine Cover

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This Premiere magazine cover comes courtesy of Premiere’s French Twitter feed. It’s for their September issue.

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Harsh Words from Anthony LaPaglia as He Exits Django Unchained

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The (Django) production was just out of control, over-budget it was everywhere. I had to formally withdraw. They recast it and they still haven’t shot anything. I could have said nothing and just hung out I could be there shooting it now.”

That’s the money quote Anthony LaPaglia told news.com.au yesterday in an interview about why he left Django Unchained. LaPaglia was to play a small part in the film, but claims he had to leave due to scheduling conflicts.

Prior to joining the Django Unchained cast, LaPaglia committed to Underground, an Australian TV movie about Julian Assange. LaPaglia initially thought he could do both projects, but was forced to choose between the two as the Django Unchained filming kept getting pushed back. Since he was instrumental in the TV movie’s development and his role in Django Unchained small, he opted to support Underground. LaPaglia does not mince words about what the Django Unchained crew thought of his decision:

“The people at Django, their attitude more or less was, ‘Just dump the other film’, but I couldn’t do it out of respect to (director) Rob Connolly, out of respect to the material, out of respect to the commitment I’d made.”

LaPaglia, however, did try to put a positive spin on the whole situation:

“I had as much fun being a part of the film, probably more fun, than even shooting it. Quentin is brilliant and I love him. That’s just the way it goes.”

LaPaglia was to play the role of Roy in Django Unchained. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was slated to play Roy’s brother before he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. It’s unclear if these parts were recast, rewritten, or omitted entirely due to the cast changes.

Found via indieWIRE.

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Django Unchained August News Update

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Jamie explained: ”On the spur of the moment, he rewrote the end of the movie.

”Blows up the house and says, ‘My ending doesn’t work.’ We’re like, ‘What are you going to do?’ ‘Just give me a second.’

”He’s walking on the rubble like this, ‘Okay, I got it.’ Goes to his trailer and comes back with the ending of the movie, but dope. When a writer writes a movie, he goes into his cabin and he’s there for like nine months, and comes down with like the tablets. This dude just went in his trailer.”

  • Don Johnson drastically changed his look (article contains spoilers) for the Django Unchained filming. Johnson plays the role of Big Daddy Bennet in Django Unchained.
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  • James Remar recently had a video interview with Collider. He starts talking about Django Unchained at the 2:15 mark (Dexter fans should check out the beginning of the interview).
  • Just for fun:  Check out Quentin Tarantino’s latest Top 10 Movies of All-time List. #1 is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Also at the same link are top ten lists from Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Michael Mann.
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