Quentin Tarantino has assembled an all star cast for his upcoming spaghetti western revenge drama Django Unchained. After months of courting some of the top black talent like Will Smith and Idris Elba, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx was cast in the coveted title role. Joining the cast are Leonardo DiCaprio as evil plantation owner Calvin Candle, Samuel L. Jackson as Candle’s right hand man, Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception) as slave trader Jano, Rza as slave Thaddeus, and Kerry Washington as Django’s wife, Broomhilda.
Django Unchained tells the story of a slave (Foxx) who with the help of German bounty hunter (Christopher Waltz), sets off on a mission of revenge to rescue his lady love Broomhilda, from the clutches of evil plantation owner Calvin Candle. The movie is slated for a Christmas 2012 nationwide release.