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13 New Django Unchained Stills — First Look at Walton Goggins and Don Johnson

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Who else thinks that last picture of the shadow would have made an awesome Django Unchained movie poster?

Quick piece of trivia:  The horse in Jamie Foxx’s pictures is owned by the actor himself. In fact, Quentin Tarantino claims that Foxx’s riding skills and love of horses influenced his decision to give the role of Django to Foxx.

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Django Unchained News Round-Up

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I’ve got several small bits of Django Unchained news to share, and figured that it would be easier for everyone to include them all in one large update. Here we go:

  • Django Unchained’s production designer, J. Michael Riva, recently passed away. He suffered a stroke shortly before heading over to the Django Unchained set. My condolences to his family. You can read a nice obituary about his life here.
  • Will Smith claims that the reason why he turned down the role of Django is because “I was in the middle of ‘Men In Black 3′ and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn’t sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn’t want to hold him up.” My interpretation: “Quentin would never let me rewrite the script or give me a producer credit, so I wasn’t interested.”
  • Jamie Foxx called Django Unchained “a love story” in an interview with the print version of Empire Magazine. indieWIRE included some choice quotes from the interview here.
  • Kerry Washington briefly talked about Django Unchained in a video interview with Entertainment Weekly.
  • The Guardian wrote an interesting article about how Quentin Tarantino and Johnny Depp are reinventing the Western genre with their upcoming films. Johnny Depp will be starring in next year’s The Lone Ranger.
  • Franco Nero recently talked about working with Quentin Tarantino in an interview with Italian website Bestmovie. You can read an English translation here–it’s an amusing read. (Big thanks to Richie Ladner for pointing me to this).

I also want to take a moment to comment on the future of this blog. The reason why it took me longer than usual to post the Django Unchained International Trailer and this update is because I’m in the middle of planning a major move and looking for a new residence. Anyone who has experienced either knows how time-consuming and stressful it can be at times. While I’m committed to posting updates about Django Unchained ASAP, sometimes this part of my life has to take precedence. So I apologize in advance if news is a little slow here over the next few weeks.

I also want to thank all of my readers for their support. I appreciate your emails and your news tips very much!

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Harvey Weinstein Hints at Surprise Additions to the Django Unchained Cast

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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.

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