Django Unchained

Django Unchained

SYNOPSIS

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED sees Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of Candyland, an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

PREVIEW NOTES

  • Various trades report that Christoph Waltz has joined the project. Franco Nero has also been cast. - 2011-05-09
  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that Will Smith may be up for the lead in this pic which is expected to start production this year. - 2011-06-06
  • Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to play the film's villain, Calvin Candie. - 2011-06-07
  • Deadline reports that Jamie Foxx appears to have won the title role of Django - final negotiations are pending. - 2011-06-22
  • Deadline reports that Kevin Costner looks to be joining the cast. - 2011-07-18
  • Variety reports that Samuel L. Jackson has officially signed on and Gerald McRaney is apparently on board as well, - 2011-09-14
  • Variety reports that Dennis Christopher is the latest to join the cast. - 2011-09-28
  • Heat Vision reports that Kurt Russell is in talks to replace Kevin Costner. - 2011-09-30
  • : Variety reports that Don Johnson has joined the cast. - 2011-10-11