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Kurt Russell Has Also Dropped Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 10, 2012 10:22 AM
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With filming now well underway and a few glossy images appearing in a recent issue of EW, one would think that the cast has been pretty much nailed down for Quentin Tarantino's latest, "Django Unchained." But that appears not to be the case with Kurt Russell joining the ever-growing list of actors to have left the project. The Playlist have confirmed with the reps for the actor that Russell has indeed left the film though no reason has been given. According to the (only occasionally reliable) IMDB boards (via The Film Stage) the actor was “unhappy with his role” and left the set because the film wasn't "western enough." Seems unlikely that an actor as professional as Russell would storm off the set of a director he'd previously worked with, but whatever the case it's certainly a loss for his fan base, which should be, uh, everyone who grew up in the '80s.

Sacha Baron Cohen Has Dropped Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2012 5:18 PM
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Everyone and their mother wants to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to be in one so badly he flew to Germany to convince QT he could play a Nazi Jew hunter who spoke fluent French, German and Italian in "Inglourious Basterds." It didn't pan out, obviously, but clearly his persistence (and moxie) paid off for Tarantino's latest, the slave/vengeance epic "Django Unchained," wherein DiCaprio plays the main villain.

Jacki Weaver Joins Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'; John Jarratt Part Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 3, 2012 9:19 AM
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More than thirty years after Peter Weir's phenomenal, moody drama "Picnic At Hanging Rock" first graced screens, two supporting players from the film are set for major breaks stateside, with veteran duo Jacki Weaver and John Jarratt lining up roles in two of the biggest projects currently going around.

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 8:01 AM
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We already know that Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is going to be something special. Centering on slavery and vengeance, but delivering through the conventions of a spaghetti western in a way that only Tarantino knows how, there are few films this year taking as big a risk. And if these first official images from the film indicate anything, it's that the pay off could be something truly memorable.

Spanish & English Posters For 'Django Unchained' Arrive; Walton Goggins Joins Cast, Says Movie Is "Radical"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 7:22 PM
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We have to admit, we toyed around with alternate headlines, and nearly went with: "Poster For 'Django' Is 'Unchained'!" But at any rate, here we are, and let the drooling begin as the Spanish poster for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has been unveiled with a pretty big and not too surprising nod to the classic western one sheets of yore, all with a little contemporary minimalist modern design sauce thrown in the mix.

Scheduling Conflicts With Directorial Debut Cause Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Bail On Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 9:55 AM
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It's looked for a long while that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to have a very good year in 2012. After major roles in hits "(500) Days Of Summer" and "Inception," and an acclaimed turn last year in "50/50," the actor has a number of major parts lined up for the coming months. He's leading actioner "Premium Rush," he's got a key, still-top-secret part in "The Dark Knight Rises," he's reunited with Rian Johnson for sci-fi "Looper," and he'll crop up among the ensemble cast of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." All that, and he's got his collaborative wet project hitRECord, and he's looking to get underway on his directorial debut, "Don Jon's Addiction," with Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, very shortly.

First Look At Christoph Waltz As Dr. King Schultz On The Set Of 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 4:03 PM
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Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. With filming underway on Quentin Tarantino's slavery/spaghetti wester/vengeance tale "Django Unchained" the production has been keeping everything surrounding the film tightly under wraps, with little leaking out. Until now.

'Scott Pilgrim' Writer Michael Bacall Confirms Role In 'Django Unchained'; Tom Wopat Reveals Details Of His Appearance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 12:50 PM
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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is in the midst of production, under a surprisingly tight veil of secrecy that has prevented any significant leaks coming from the movie (except for some super bland shots of some completely empty sets). To be sure, this is the director's starriest and arguably most controversial outing yet, a slavery/western/vengeance tale that features a lengthy credit scroll that includes Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kerry Washington, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, M.C. Gainey, Tom Savini, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Misty Upham, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen, Rex Linn, Catherine Lambert and Daniele Watts. Phew. And guess what: Tarantino is still adding players to his film.

Danièle Watts Joins 'Django Unchained' As Coco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 11:50 AM
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It looks like Quentin Tarantino is putting the final pieces in place for "Django Unchained" as yet another actor has come aboard what is already a ridonkulous cast.

The Playlist's 50 Most Anticipated Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 4, 2012 12:02 PM
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Well here we are, in the brave new world of 2012. And at present, it's not too scary, although we swear that we'll beat the next person to death who makes a joke about the Roland Emmerich film. And after a 2011 that turned out to be a pretty decent year for cinema (if not necessarily one for the ages), we're now staring out across a few months that seem fairly barren, as the early months of the year always do.

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