This reference guide is updated frequently with the latest Django Unchained news about the cast, plot, release date, and shooting schedule.
Django Unchained Plot
Intended as a modern day spaghetti western, Django Unchained is the story of a former slave who wants to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. Quoting from indieWire:
Calvin Candie, the owner of Candyland, a mixed race club in Greenville, Mississippi, and a dealer in mandingo fighting slaves. Candie takes possession of Broomhilde—Django’s slave wife—through a card game, and so it’s there that Django and the German bounty hunter Schultz (Christoph Waltz) travel. He’s a typically rich Tarantino villain, both eccentric (he’s a Francophile, and insists on being called ‘Monsieur,’ even if he can’t speak French) and complex—he’s a solid gold bastard, to be sure, but he’s also charismatic and not without his depths. The previously cast Samuel L. Jackson will play his right hand man, Stephen.
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Confirmed Django Unchained Cast
Jamie Foxx – Django, a former slave (leading role)
Leonardo DiCaprio – Calvin Candie, an evil plantation owner (lead villain)
Christoph Waltz – German Bounty Hunter (leading role)
Kerry Washington – Broomhilda, Django’s Wife
Samuel L. Jackson – Stephen, house slave and right hand man to Calvin Candie (supporting actor)
Kurt Russell – Ace Woody, slave trainer who trains Calvin Candie’s slaves to fight in deathmatches
Don Johnson – Plantation Owner
Tom Savini – Plantation Owner
Gerald McRaney – Plantation Owner
Dennis Christopher – Calvin Candie’s lawyer
M.C. Gainey – Villain and rapist
Laura Cayoutte – Calvin Candie’s sister
Rumored Cast and Cameos
Michael K. Williams – Claims that Quentin Tarantino has written a supporting role for him
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Currently in talks with Quentin Tarantino to join the cast, but no word on what role he’ll play.
Franco Nero – played the title role in the 1966 film Django; possible cameo
Lady Gaga – Unknown role; Quentin is said to be a huge fan and wants to include her in some capacity
Django Unchained Shooting Schedule and Location
Django Unchained will be shot in New Orleans starting November 2011.
Django Unchained Influences
Django – A 1966 spaghetti western by Sergio Corbucci. Watch the trailer
Sukiyaki Western Django – A 2007 Japanese film by Takashi Miike that is an homage to the original 1966 film. Watch the trailer