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Jamie Foxx frontrunner for DJANGO UNCHAINED lead?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 14th, 2011

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Again with the rumors. Can’t Tarantino just make up his mind already?

All joking aside, with various rumors connecting names like Will Smith and even Chris Tucker to the lead role of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, DJANGO UNCHAINED, it appears as though someone has become the frontrunner for that very slot.

Showbiz411 reports (via The Playlist) that Jamie Foxx is currently the frontrunner for the hotly talked-about lead role. The report also states that Leonardo DiCaprio is “definitely signed” to play the film’s main villain, but again, that’s something that has been confirmed routinely over the past couple of weeks.

Apparently the outlet chatted with Samuel L. Jackson, but don’t denote that the information comes from him, so it does seem a bit sketchy source-wise, but for all intents and purposes, this film appears to have found a leading man.

The film will star Jackson, DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz, and is best described as Tarantino’s ode to spaghetti Westerns, but transplanted to the time of slavery. Personally, as a fan of Tarantino, casting isn’t really too big of an issue, particularly since he is known for saving careers. That said, I’m nottoo keen on the Foxx choice, simply because names like Idris Elba or Smith are far more intriguing. Overall, this is still very much a rumor, so here’s to hoping this doesn’t actually happen.

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