Quentin Tarantino signs Samuel L. Jackson for 'Django Unchained'

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Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to reunite with director Quentin Tarantino in the auteur’s Mississippi-set, ultra-violent spaghetti Western Django Unchained, reports Reuters. Jackson will play house slave Stephen. Jamie Foxx is expected to ink a deal to play the title character, a freed slave who partners with a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from villainous plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Jackson will begin filming his role in January after he finishes his run as Martin Luther King, Jr., in Broadway’s The Mountaintop.

Tarantino previously directed Jackson in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

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  • Amanda

    This movie is going to be so awesome!

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  • crispy

    Samuel Jackson is playing MLK? I love him, but I really don’t see him in that role… “I have a motherf**king dream, motherf**kers!”

    • A

      LOVE.

      • Monty

        Is that a line from his upcoming film “Slaves on a Train” (about the dangers slaves encountered while on the Underground Railroad)?

    • pie thrower

      Too funny crispy.

      • Lucy

        yea, I laughed too!

  • Santa Claus

    I want this movie now!!

  • pie thrower

    I can not wait for this flick. Tarantino movies are like films these days. “Inglorious Basterds” left such an impression on me that I saw it 3 times in the theatres.

    • Lucy

      that was me for Pulp Fiction!

      • pie thrower

        Pulp Fiction was a pretty cool initial experience as well.

        “You, flock of seagulls. You know why we’re here?”

  • KHS

    This awesome. But I’m still mostly excited to see Leo in this film. I think it will blow my mind!

    • obviously an idiot

      yeah! Leo playing a bad guy?! in the Tarantino universe?! the same mind we got Hans landa and bill and mr blonde? HOLY SH!T!! this should be awesome

  • Justin Poppiti

    Awesome

  • Jeff C.

    This film is going to kick so much ass!

  • Shecky

    They still let this guy make movies, even after all the hacknied crap he’s doled out? Oh well, who better to vomit forth an over-written, heavily-borrowed-from-other-people’s works cartoon than Quentin?

    • pie thrower

      Yeah Shecky. I guess Quentin Tarantino can not make anything entertaining for someone of your intelligence level, like “The Smurfs.” Right?

      • Shecky

        I didn’t see “The Smurfs.” Did you enjoy it? Did you see yourself in any of the characters, little man?

  • Brian

    Jackson also narrated a couple of scenes in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

  • MB

    This sounds like crap.

  • kate

    Anyone else do a double take seeing Christoph Waltz’s name as a regular character and then Leonardo Dicaprio’s name as the villain? Typo? Lol

  • kerri A

    OMG Leo’s new movie – cant wait!
    ://www.mobli.com/leonardo/409756/it-s-up-trailer-for-jedgar-online-great-experience?reftype=user&refid=28589&refoffset=1&refaction=ListMedia

  • Truth Be Told

    After The Americans killed the assistant and Bill himself, david carradine, you’d think this italiano fraud wouldn’t try anymore antiAmerican revisionist junk on American history, but what do you know, along comes a spaghetti pukefest. My bet is they’ll target this mothereffing jackson since decaprios ship is already sunk.

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