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A couple more for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Sep. 28, 2011by:

Quentin Tarantino's Western DJANGO UNCHAINED might have recently lost Kevin Costner, but other actors are being collected for the sprawling tale in the pre-Civil War South.

Actor Dennis Christopher will get the hypothetical QT career boost, playing the lawyer to Leonardo DiCaprio's villain Calvin Candie. Christopher has been at it for a while (BREAKING AWAY, CHARIOTS OF FIRE), though some of you might know him better from "Deadwood" and the TV miniseries based on Stephen King's IT.

Meanwhile, actor Michael K. Williams ("The Wire", "Boardwalk Empire") could still find himself with a role in the film. Williams was an early favorite for the lead role before Jamie Foxx landed the part, but now tells AICN that he's optimistic about appearing in the movie in some capacity. Who will he play (and who cares, as long as he's in it)? Williams claims that Tarantino wrote a role for him (although it's possible an existing role in the script was just expanded for the actor).

The movie has Foxx as a slave named Django, who is freed by a German bounty hunter named Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz takes the free man under his wing and trains him in weapons and deception, assisting his violent quest to be reunited with still-enslaved love Broomhilda. Gerald McRaney and Samuel L. Jackson (naturally) will also appear.

The Weinstein/Sony production hits theaters on December 25, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Christopher also appeared in a personal fave guilty pleasure from the VHS days, JAKE SPEED.
Source: VarietyAICN

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3:12AM on 09/29/2011
Omar's comin...
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12:24AM on 09/29/2011

About time someone recognizes how awesome M.K.W. is...

Seriously, he should've gotten the lead, but I'm happy he's in the film either way.
Seriously, he should've gotten the lead, but I'm happy he's in the film either way.
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1:51AM on 09/29/2011
couldn't agree more. Omar is one of my favorite characters ever, and hopefully his role will get bigger and bigger in boardwalk empire
couldn't agree more. Omar is one of my favorite characters ever, and hopefully his role will get bigger and bigger in boardwalk empire
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10:28AM on 09/29/2011
Williams character on "The Wire" is probably one of the best characters in television ever. This is a match made in heaven.
Williams character on "The Wire" is probably one of the best characters in television ever. This is a match made in heaven.
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9:24AM on 09/29/2011
Williams is brilliant on Boardwalk Empire. Every time he's on screen, I can't look away. Hope this works out.
Williams is brilliant on Boardwalk Empire. Every time he's on screen, I can't look away. Hope this works out.
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1:49PM on 09/29/2011
MKW should have been Django. The script is so insane they probably had to go with someone the mainstream could swallow without question.
MKW should have been Django. The script is so insane they probably had to go with someone the mainstream could swallow without question.
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11:59PM on 09/28/2011

cant wait

Every time I read an update about this movie I get excited (minus Costner's departure). I read the script in July and I can't stop thinking about how big it is going to be next year. It's movies like Django (AND DRIVE!) that make me wish I was in Hollywood already. Masterpiece in the making.
Every time I read an update about this movie I get excited (minus Costner's departure). I read the script in July and I can't stop thinking about how big it is going to be next year. It's movies like Django (AND DRIVE!) that make me wish I was in Hollywood already. Masterpiece in the making.
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6:26AM on 09/29/2011
Dont forget Dennis Christopher was the lead on the cult movie "Fade to Black" , probably the movie for wich Tarantino remembers him best.
Dont forget Dennis Christopher was the lead on the cult movie "Fade to Black" , probably the movie for wich Tarantino remembers him best.
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3:02AM on 09/29/2011
MKW + QT = W

Also, Williams was hilarious on last week's season premiere of Community, enough to get me to start watching the show again after whiffing on it last year. Hope he gets a sizable supporting role for a few episodes.
MKW + QT = W

Also, Williams was hilarious on last week's season premiere of Community, enough to get me to start watching the show again after whiffing on it last year. Hope he gets a sizable supporting role for a few episodes.
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2:11AM on 09/29/2011
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11:53PM on 09/28/2011
In an unrelated thought, if Leo was supposed to be Landa, dropped out and was replaced by Waltz...then who is going to steal the show when replacing Costner?
In an unrelated thought, if Leo was supposed to be Landa, dropped out and was replaced by Waltz...then who is going to steal the show when replacing Costner?
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12:00AM on 09/29/2011

cant wait

Every time I read an update about this movie I get excited (minus Costner's departure). I read the script in July and I can't stop thinking about how big it is going to be next year. It's movies like Django (AND DRIVE!) that make me wish I was in Hollywood already. Masterpiece in the making.
Every time I read an update about this movie I get excited (minus Costner's departure). I read the script in July and I can't stop thinking about how big it is going to be next year. It's movies like Django (AND DRIVE!) that make me wish I was in Hollywood already. Masterpiece in the making.
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