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Old 05-06-2011, 08:42 PM  
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Jamie Foxx to star in Tarantinos next "Django Unchained"

Wow, at first glance sounds like oil and water....but im down with this in a weird way. QT hasnt let me down yet.


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Will Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained, a spaghetti Western about a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for his wife.

Tarantino stalwarts Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz also are circling key parts.

The film, Tarantino’s follow-up to his worldwide blockbuster Inglourious Basterds, will be distributed domestically by the Weinstein Co., but Tarantino is in the process of selecting a studio partner to release the film internationally. Sources say he was meeting with Universal executives Friday, and similar meetings with Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros. and possibly others have been scheduled.

Sources prepped for those meetings say Tarantino would like Smith to star in the film, the script for which has been making the rounds in recent days to wide acclaim. No official offer has been made to Smith, and any deal would of course be subject to working out financials, which might be difficult given Smith's status as one of Hollywood's few sure-thing stars.


Indeed, though Smith has been out of multiplexes since 2008’s Seven Pounds, he is still considered among the top two or three box-office draws worldwide.

Smith is being teed up for the title role of Django, a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.

Tarantino wrote the bounty hunter part with Waltz in mind, according to insiders. The German ends up training Django and helping him seek his wife.

Jackson would play the house slave to the bad guy, Monsieur Calvin Candie. The slave is an expert manipulator and will face off with Django.

Smith and his reps have received the screenplay, which could be a hot potato due to the themes of racism and the liberal use of the N-word. It's unclear whether Smith has read the script yet. The actor manages his image very carefully, but the part is heroic and could be iconic. And let’s not forget that Denzel Washington won his two Oscars playing characters who used the N-word.


Tarantino is aiming for a fall shoot in the South, possibly in Louisiana, but the exact locale has not been determined.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #46
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QT originally wanted Smith, but Smith backed out and Foxx stepped in. I tried updating the thread title.


Oh, and The Karate Kid remake was good.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #47
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Oh, and The Karate Kid remake was good.
We can safely disregard your opinion on movies in the future.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #48
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I like all types of movies. I'm not saying its Oscar quality, but it was well made for what it was.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #49
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I would have def watched if Smith and DiCaprio were in it. Now I might check it out on DVD since DiCaprio is one of my favorite actors.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #50
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A Tarantino movie with DiCpario is a must see but starting Jamie Foxx? he is very blah but still will watch it
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #51
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Any Taratonio movie is a good movie. Add in Dicaprio and Foxx, this movie had a chance to be epic.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #52
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WTF are you whores talking about? Will Smith is not only one of the highest grossing actors in the biz today, he's also one of the best. An A-lister in my book. He definitely runs the summer blockbuster ring, there's no doubting that, but to say he can't do much more is just bogus. He's probably the most versatile actor out right now as well. You want action? He does it, and does it well. You want comedy? He does it, and does it well. You want romance? He does it, and does it well. You want drama? He does it, and does it well. You want some not-so-serious fun? He does that, and does it better than anyone.

I'm telling you guys, Will Smith hasn't quite broken the stigma of being a goofy, rapper-turned-actor to everyone yet, but he's been a pretty damn good actor for a while now.
Will Smith's good, but he's makes some of the safest choices in Hollywood.
He'd never take a role like this. I'm not sure he has the kind of chops necessary to make a character like "Django" believable.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #53
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i got to see Inglourious Basterds on the big screen again, recently, and it was even better than i remembered...a great movie, his best, imho...just felt relaxed and confident while retaining his quirks

i'm hoping this 'phase' carries over to Django
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #54
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Will Smith's good, but he's makes some of the safest choices in Hollywood.
He'd never take a role like this. I'm not sure he has the kind of chops necessary to make a character like "Django" believable.
I love Smith. I wish he would have taken a chance and said yes to this. I think hes always concerned about his image more than anything. BUt to be fair, Kurt Russel and a few others turned down parts in this. Probably due to the controversial nature of the material.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #55
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I love Smith. I wish he would have taken a chance and said yes to this. I think hes always concerned about his image more than anything. BUt to be fair, Kurt Russel and a few others turned down parts in this. Probably due to the controversial nature of the material.
Smith is very image-conscious.
I can't knock the approach though.
It's made for one very impressive filmography.
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They could have had Samuel L. Jackson, Lawrence Fishburn, or Morgan Freeman... don't care. I won't even bother inconveniencing electrons to download this movie.

The only movie I want to see that has anything to do with QT is his snuff film.
Samuel L. Jackson is in DJango, just not in the main role.
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A Tarantino movie with DiCpario is a must see but starting Jamie Foxx? he is very blah but still will watch it
This. I would rather they had gone with a nobody as Django than Jamie Fox.
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This. I would rather they had gone with a nobody as Django than Jamie Fox.
Tom Savini in blackface would been a better choice then Fox
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This. I would rather they had gone with a nobody as Django than Jamie Fox.
I pretty much agree, Fox has been mailing it in since Ray, getting by on natural cool without really digging in, i've always kinda thought of him as an actor that doesnt always take his craft seriously, he needs a director who is going to challenge & push him... maybe Tarantino is just the medicine he needs.
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