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Controversial? Hell, Yes! EW's First Look at Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 26, 2012 at 1:02PM

Christmas has come early, thanks to EW's first look at Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (out December 25).
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Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Django Unchained'

Christmas has come early, thanks to EW's first look at Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (December 25).

Take a look at stars Leonardo DiCaprio as deranged plantation owner Calvin Candie, Jamie Foxx as Django, a rebellious slave searching for his wife Boomhilda (Kerry Washington), and Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz, the German bounty hunter who recruits Django and promises him his freedom in exchange for information that will help him to kill Django's former owners, the Brittle Brothers. Asked if the film will be controversial, Foxx tells EW: "Oh, hell yeah. You kidding me?" The character he plays is something along the lines of Richard Roundtree meets Clint Eastwood. We'll take it.

EW has more on the synopsis here. While the film is vintage Tarantino, it has a serious side. Says Foxx: “There’s a beautiful way [Tarantino] found for the characters to talk to each other. It’s mindblowing. You’ve never heard it this way,” the actor says. “You’ve seen movies deal with slavery — or westerns that never dealt with slavery – do it the safe way. This way is like … wow.”

Here's more.

'Django Unchained'
'Django Unchained'

This article is related to: Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Genres


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