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Nothing To See Here: There's Little Reason To Be Worried About 'Django Unchained'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 11, 2012 12:22 PM
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Let's try and keep this brief, shall we? Two actors dropped out of Quentin Tarantino's would-be subversive Western cum slave epic "Django Unchained" this week -- to be more exact, the news of these two actors dropping out of the film came out this week. Presumably this actually happened a while ago. Sacha Baron Cohen had to exit the film to do press for his upcoming comedy, "The Dictator," and he and his people surely gave Tarantino and the producers a heads up about this, so it came as no sudden surprise.

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.

Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon & Jay Baruchel Team Up For Heist Comedy 'The Black Marks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2012 5:53 PM
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If you're in Canada right now, particularly in Ontario and Quebec, you already know that right now, it's fucking cold. But that's not going to stop Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel who are going to tough out the Canadian winter to make us laugh. Those brave souls.

Kurt Russell Football Flick 'Touchback' Finds Distribution With Anchor Bay

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 17, 2011 11:40 AM
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60-year-old Kurt Russell hasn't been on screen since his great turn as Stuntman Mike in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's half of 2007's "Grindhouse."

Kurt Russell Is Quentin Tarantino's Plan B Again, Replaces Kevin Costner In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 30, 2011 11:55 AM
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And 'Kill Bill' Vet Laura Cayouette Comes On Board As WellWe hope Quentin Tarantino appreciates how reliable Kurt Russell is. The director originally cast Mickey Rourke as the psychotic Stuntman Mike in his indulgent nadir "Death Proof," but Rourke and Tarantino seemed to fall out before filming began. Russell, the iconic lead of '80s pictures like "The Thing" and "Big Trouble In Little China," stepped in, to great effect, and was easily the best thing in the film. Now, five years on, Russell seems to have repeated the favor.

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