In a story almost as unsurprising as the news that Gordon Ramsay’s dwarf porn doppleganger was eaten by badgers, it turns out Samuel L. Jackson will be in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Django Unchained. Jackson previously starred in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill 2, True Romance — pretty much any time Tarantino needed a black guy — and was widely expected to join Unchained, since it’s mostly about black guys. And because Sam Jackson would star in your cousin’s bat mitsvah video if you paid him ten dollars. The dude’s in everything. In fact, he’s probably behind you.
Samuel L. Jackson is confirmed for “Django Unchained,” re-uniting with Quentin Tarantino for the fifth time.
Jackson had been expected for some time to play Stephen, a house slave and the right-hand man of a sadistic slavemaster. Thesp’s publicist confirmed his attachment Tuesday. [Variety]
Jackson joins a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Gerald McRaney of Deadwood, and Kevin Costner. DiCaprio plays the sadistic slavemaster, Calvin Candie, who runs a club that whores out female slaves and pits the males against each other in “Mandingo-style death matches.” Yes, Quentin’s coke wizard has really outdone himself this time. “ZIM SKIM SKADOO, HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU!” (*draws two black guys dick fighting, disappears in puff of smoke*)
Jackson will play DiCaprio’s actual house slave, which means I wasn’t being clever in that headline. It’s not a movie about some African-American club DJ or anything like that. Though with Tarantino’s love of fist-pumping, that’d be a perfect fit.