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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in talks to join Tarantino's Django Unchained

Oct. 21, 2011by: Paul Tassi

If there was every any doubt that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on the fast track to A-list status, that should be put to rest by this bit of news, which has him being sought by yet another legendary director.

After Nolan had him in INCEPTION and Spielberg in LINCOLN, now Quentin Tarantino wants him to have a part in DJANGO UNCHAINED. Scheduling issues are going to make it tricky, but JGL is in talks, and looking for a way to balance this role with the press obligations he’ll have for PREMIUM RUSH in January.

No, there are no details on the role, but if he did join up, he’d be alongside, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russel and Don Johnson. And besides that, you’re in a goddamn Tarantino movie, and you can’t really beat that.

Hopefully they’ll be able to work something out. In the meantime, any speculation as to what this mystery role for Gordon-Levitt might be?

Extra Tidbit: Got this picture from a site called "F*ck Yeah Joesph Gordon-Levitt."
Source: Variety

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1:44PM on 10/21/2011
Officially the most anticipated film of next year. I just pray he doesn't do anything screwy in the editing bay the way he flummoxed Basterds. Now, QT is so amazing that Basterds turned out just fine, but I pray Django is QT's Piece de Resistance thus far in his career.
Officially the most anticipated film of next year. I just pray he doesn't do anything screwy in the editing bay the way he flummoxed Basterds. Now, QT is so amazing that Basterds turned out just fine, but I pray Django is QT's Piece de Resistance thus far in his career.
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4:57PM on 10/21/2011
QT didnt edit basterds or any of his films.. the late sally menke did... so i wonder who will edit his stuff now! i wouldn't mind seeing QT edit one of his own flicks for a change!
QT didnt edit basterds or any of his films.. the late sally menke did... so i wonder who will edit his stuff now! i wouldn't mind seeing QT edit one of his own flicks for a change!
2:08PM on 10/21/2011
What do you mean, regarding flummoxing Basterds in the edit?
What do you mean, regarding flummoxing Basterds in the edit?
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1:54PM on 10/21/2011
I heard that they moved Premium Rush to August which means Gordon Levitt will be able to be in this film. Which makes this right next to The Dark Knight as one of the most anticipated movie next year
I heard that they moved Premium Rush to August which means Gordon Levitt will be able to be in this film. Which makes this right next to The Dark Knight as one of the most anticipated movie next year
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2:57PM on 10/21/2011

nice

I love tarantino as much as the next guy but i kinda liked it when he had his own unique sense of casting. Using forgotten actors mixed with strong unknowns. Brad Pitt was the only (real) celebrity in Basterds and Russell was the only one in Death Proof. Django is turning into a full orchestra of A-listers. I trust Tarantino and his film making skills, and i think everyone cast is a really good actor, but this is an odd move for his style. Curious to see how it all turns out.
I love tarantino as much as the next guy but i kinda liked it when he had his own unique sense of casting. Using forgotten actors mixed with strong unknowns. Brad Pitt was the only (real) celebrity in Basterds and Russell was the only one in Death Proof. Django is turning into a full orchestra of A-listers. I trust Tarantino and his film making skills, and i think everyone cast is a really good actor, but this is an odd move for his style. Curious to see how it all turns out.
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10:34AM on 10/22/2011
I feel you on that normally he casts older established actors and younger character actors.
Here, it seems bigger. I think just for sheer star power and especially that its biggest A-lister is also the villain I'm interested.
I feel you on that normally he casts older established actors and younger character actors.
Here, it seems bigger. I think just for sheer star power and especially that its biggest A-lister is also the villain I'm interested.
3:43PM on 10/21/2011

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Awesome. DiCaprio and Gordon-Levitt, together again. There's a hell of a lot of star power in this one. The most out of all his films?
Awesome. DiCaprio and Gordon-Levitt, together again. There's a hell of a lot of star power in this one. The most out of all his films?
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4:21PM on 10/21/2011

I'm glad the kid from Angels in the Outfield has finally made himself a name

Seriously. That was like my favorite movie growing up.
Seriously. That was like my favorite movie growing up.
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5:01PM on 10/21/2011
he'll play the part of Scott Harmony, a shy guy whose rich father, buys him the slave broomhilda. who plays django's wife in the film. scott harmony ends up losing broomhilda to calvin candie in a card game... yada yada yada dont want to spoil the rest of this fantastic scene for those who have not read the script! but its a small part but a very very pivital moment
he'll play the part of Scott Harmony, a shy guy whose rich father, buys him the slave broomhilda. who plays django's wife in the film. scott harmony ends up losing broomhilda to calvin candie in a card game... yada yada yada dont want to spoil the rest of this fantastic scene for those who have not read the script! but its a small part but a very very pivital moment
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11:21AM on 10/22/2011
i doubt hell be the narrator. i could see harvey kitell doing the narrator work. since he had that little voice over at the end of basterds. idk. that seems to be the best fit role for him. and its a small part ala mike myers in basterds
i doubt hell be the narrator. i could see harvey kitell doing the narrator work. since he had that little voice over at the end of basterds. idk. that seems to be the best fit role for him. and its a small part ala mike myers in basterds
5:04PM on 10/21/2011
But in that case wouldn't he have to gain a whole lot of weight, a la Matt Damon in the informant ? I reckon he could be one of Ace Woody's sidekicks, or why not the narrator ?
But in that case wouldn't he have to gain a whole lot of weight, a la Matt Damon in the informant ? I reckon he could be one of Ace Woody's sidekicks, or why not the narrator ?
5:32PM on 10/21/2011

please let this happen!

you forgot to mention di caprio. hell be alongside di caprio as well again
you forgot to mention di caprio. hell be alongside di caprio as well again
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6:00PM on 10/21/2011
I think JGL is definitely a likeable actor who could probably be great in anything he does. That being said, I was really hoping this movie would be an opportunity to cast some unknowns and make a name for them. Too many big names are starting to go into this thing. I don't need DJANGO to be an Inception reunion.
I think JGL is definitely a likeable actor who could probably be great in anything he does. That being said, I was really hoping this movie would be an opportunity to cast some unknowns and make a name for them. Too many big names are starting to go into this thing. I don't need DJANGO to be an Inception reunion.
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6:33PM on 10/21/2011
Cool news. As another poster mentioned below, I immediately thought of the Scott Harmony character (not that I remembered the character's name). That would be a good fit I think.
Cool news. As another poster mentioned below, I immediately thought of the Scott Harmony character (not that I remembered the character's name). That would be a good fit I think.
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12:10AM on 10/22/2011
Very small part (about 10 minutes of screen time) but great choice... if they can dork him up a bit...
Very small part (about 10 minutes of screen time) but great choice... if they can dork him up a bit...
9:08PM on 10/21/2011
Let the JGLgasms commence ... Only Natalie Portman I think gets more love on this site than this guy.
Let the JGLgasms commence ... Only Natalie Portman I think gets more love on this site than this guy.
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11:28PM on 10/21/2011

Star Stud(ded)

Alright haters, the anonymity casting went out the door when Leo signed on. Might as well stock this bitch to the brim now.
And JGL is the tits. And a likeable fellow to boot, which will make it all the more hard to watch when Candy caps his ass. Smart casting. Stoked for this!
Alright haters, the anonymity casting went out the door when Leo signed on. Might as well stock this bitch to the brim now.
And JGL is the tits. And a likeable fellow to boot, which will make it all the more hard to watch when Candy caps his ass. Smart casting. Stoked for this!
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12:41AM on 10/22/2011

Premium rush looks horrible

He should say screw premium rush press or whatever it is and do this movie. He should be upset that he even took part in that horrible bike messenger movie that is a waste of his time and talents.
He should say screw premium rush press or whatever it is and do this movie. He should be upset that he even took part in that horrible bike messenger movie that is a waste of his time and talents.
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1:29AM on 10/22/2011

Sign him to Django NOW!!!!!!

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I actually think the Premium Rush looks good BECAUSE he is in it. If this had been a vehicle for Taylor Lautner, or the kid from Drive then I agree and I would say it sucks leathery, stinky balls. I've been watching this kid since 3rd Rock from the Sun. He is brilliant, he has great taste, and he appears to have control of his own career. I trust him and will gladly fork over twenty bucks (I insist on a large coke and Peanut M&M's with my movies) to
And an indepth reply to terriblename:

I actually think the Premium Rush looks good BECAUSE he is in it. If this had been a vehicle for Taylor Lautner, or the kid from Drive then I agree and I would say it sucks leathery, stinky balls. I've been watching this kid since 3rd Rock from the Sun. He is brilliant, he has great taste, and he appears to have control of his own career. I trust him and will gladly fork over twenty bucks (I insist on a large coke and Peanut M&M's with my movies) to see it, simply because he chose to do it.
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2:47AM on 10/22/2011

Sweet.....

...But, shit! When the hell is filming going to start on this f'ing thing!??! Seems like we've been reading about this movie for like over a year! I wanna see this damnit!
...But, shit! When the hell is filming going to start on this f'ing thing!??! Seems like we've been reading about this movie for like over a year! I wanna see this damnit!
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6:19AM on 10/22/2011
JGL is everywhere nowadays & thats a good thing.
JGL is everywhere nowadays & thats a good thing.
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9:15AM on 10/22/2011

Very cool

JGL is the anti-Shia, he makes everything better while Shia makes it worse.
JGL is the anti-Shia, he makes everything better while Shia makes it worse.
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10:59PM on 10/22/2011
fucking amazing
fucking amazing
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2:01PM on 10/24/2011

A lot of Big Name Actors!

Can't wait to see them sit down and talk about how good the Gin tastes for 20 minutes....
Can't wait to see them sit down and talk about how good the Gin tastes for 20 minutes....
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2:46AM on 10/25/2011
sounds cool!
sounds cool!
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12:23AM on 11/08/2011

That picture...

Gives me "feelings".
Gives me "feelings".
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