Although much fuss has been made about the The Weinstein Company’s private Django Unchained screening at Cannes, very little has been reported about the comments Harvey Weinstein made about the film. According to Weinstein, Django Unchained is in production for another month, and that Tarantino might be adding some “surprise co-stars” to the film. No word on who these co-stars are or what role they will play, as that would obviously ruin the surprise.
Now Harvey Weinstein is well-known for blowing things out of proportion just to get more attention, so take this news with a grain of a salt. If there are indeed “surprise co-stars,” they’re probably only going to show up in small roles or cameos since there’s only one month of production left. My personal guess is that these “co-stars” are probably actors from the old Westerns and blaxploitation flicks that Tarantino loves so much. Considering Tarantino gave Franco Nero, the original Django, a cameo in this film, I’m fully expecting to see more old icons show up on the screen.