The official Django Unchained plot synopsis is fairly detailed and has minor spoilers
The official synopsis for DJANGO UNCHAINED reveals our most detailed information about Quentin Tarantino's new film. For most people, the name Quentin Tarantino would be enough to sell tickets, but for those not sold by the amazing minimalist poster will surely be enticed by the plotline for the film.
Fair warning: While this is a synopsis, if you do not want to know what happens in this film, avoid this article.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy AwardŽ-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy AwardŽ-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django andSchultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy AwardŽ-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy AwardŽ-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...
Written and directed by Academy AwardŽ-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures.
That sounds pretty awesome to me. On top of this, the recent addition of Walton Goggins (THE SHIELD, JUSTIFIED) to the cast just makes it seem even better.
The question being asked now is, will the movie be done in time for the Christmas Day opening? Tarantino is still in the midst of filming and is almost assuredly going to miss any film festival premieres for this movie. I have no doubt that Tarantino will churn out another great movie. Hopefully, we get to see a teaser with actual footage at some point this summer.
Until then, here is an image of Broomhilda herself, the lovely Kerry Washington.
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