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RZA Cast As "Violent Slave" Thaddeus In Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 2, 2011 10:56 AM
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RZA's certainly keeping himself busy, both in front of and behind the camera... the latest from Variety:

Quentin Tarantino is reaching out to a familiar face for a part in DJANGO UNCHAINED, tapping his KILL BILL composer RZA for a supporting role in the spaghetti Western... RZA will play Thaddeus, a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation.

It's been awhile since I read the script for the film and don't immediately recall a "violent slave" named "Thaddeus," why he's described as "violent," or how considerable the part is.

Regardless, whether or not he was in the version of script I read, or a new character Tarantino has since written in, RZA's going to play him.

I hope we'll be seeing a trailer for his The Man With The Iron Fists soon (his directorial debut, shepherded by Tarantino by the way; as well as Eli Roth)! Been a minute since that wrapped.

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  • AccidentalVisitor | November 3, 2011 3:47 AMReply

    About a decade ago, after geting tired of seeing the craze to cast rappers for any and all roles set aside for black folks, I made a joke to friends that there would come a film based on Reconstruction and the opening credits would read : "Starring Anthony Hopkins...Jodie Foster...Morgan Freeman...and Ghostface Killah".

    Close enough.

    Yeah, I know RZA has been acting for a bit and I know he and QT are pals but.....really?

  • slb | November 3, 2011 3:21 AMReply

    @Jug Good to know there's a rewrite. I wasn't sure about the movie after reading the script. I was thinking that it lacked something. Not quite sure, maybe it was heart. I didn't "feel" the love between Django and Broomhilda. Hopefully the rewrite will punch that part up.

  • Suzan | November 2, 2011 12:57 PMReply

    @ jug please share the re write after hearing /reading some of the past plot advances I'm not feeling this but now that 12 years is coming tarrantino might change his tune

  • Jug | November 2, 2011 12:43 PMReply

    There's a rewrite. I'm gonna get into it pretty soon.

    But I think the hardest someone saying "I'm gonna cast you, you look like a slave" LMBAO

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