Saturday, October 1, 2011
Kurt Russell to Replace Kevin Costner in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”
Russell is in talks to join the all-star movie, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. He would replace Kevin Costner, who bowed out last week.
The movie is set in the American South of the 1800's and follows a freed slave (Foxx) who partners with a German bounty hunter (Waltz) in order to find his wife.
The bad guy list they encounter is impressive: DiCaprio as a Francophile plantation owner who forces slaves to compete in death matches and Jackson as a vile head slave who works for DiCaprio.
Coming on to the list of antagonists will be Russell, playing a character called Ace, a man who oversees the plantation in a ruthless manner and who relishes punishing slaves.
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I hope this pans out! I'd love to see Russell in this film.ReplyDelete
And, a little bit of me is tickled that it is Kurt Russell on tap to replace Kevin Costner!
What with the whole dueling Wyatt Earps a few years ago and Costner being so vindictive (at the time) over the production of TOMBSTONE--I find this to be justice of a somewhat poetic kind.
To quote Doc Holliday: "This is funny!". :o)
My only hope is that Tarantino doesn't drown us all in self-referential genre hell, and just create a good movie. Inglorious Basterds was a step in the right direction for him.ReplyDelete