This may be one of my new favorite headlines I’ve ever written, and the best part is, it’s all true! Variety reports that Sacha Baron Cohen is in final talks to join Tarantino’s Django Unchained, alongside the previously cast Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, RZA from the Wu Tang, and Kurt Russell. Kerry Washington will play Broomhilda. My God, give that coke wizard a raise.
Story follows a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) on a mission to rescue his wife from her sadistic slavemaster. In one of the last big parts to be cast for the film, Cohen would play Scotty, a gambler who buys Django’s wife as a female companion.
Though the part is small, sources said Tarantino was very particular on who he wanted to play it, given the character’s importance to the story.
Production is expected to get under way in early 2012 with The Weinstein Co. planning its Stateside release for Dec. 25, 2012. [Variety]
BIM SKALA BOOM SKALA SQUIM ZALA SWAN, A TALL BRITISH HEBREW SHALL BE YOUR SLAVE’S JOHN! (*covers self with cloak* *loud bang* *disappears in puff of smoke*)
(*Alan Ball’s mynah birds cackle in the distance*)