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The latest actor to board Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (December 25, 2012) is Don Johnson (TV's Miami Vice, Nash Bridges; Bucky Larson, Machete, Tin Cup). The actor is in negotiations to play plantation owner Spencer Bennett. He would be joining Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell. UPDATE: Kerry Washington is now confirmed to be playing Django's wife, Broomhilda. The synopsis is below.

Tarantino will shoot Django this November in New Orleans; the Weinsteins are lined up to distribute the film in the US, and Sony handling foreign distribution. We. Can't. Wait.

The story follows Django (Foxx), a slave freed and trained as a bounty hunter by sophisticated German (Waltz), who is appalled by the racist ways of the antebellum South, and helps to prepare Django to face plantation owner Candie (DiCaprio) so that he can rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Washington). Jackson will play Candie’s right hand man/head house slave. Here's more on how the cast came together.