Jamie Foxx confirms Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained

Foxx is officially confirmed - DiCaprio too?

 

Jamie Foxx is to play the titular hero in Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated Western, Django Unchained.

Tarantino reportedly met with Wild Wild West's Will Smith and Thor's Idris Elba before settling on Jamie Foxx for the starring role.

And while he was being offcially announced as the title star, Foxx let slip that Leonardo DiCaprio - long rumoured, never confirmed - willbe appearing in QT's slavery epic.

Asked what he was most excited about, Foxx said: “I think, just to be able to work with Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio, and to be able to tell a story that needs to be told.”

He added “If you are a fan of Inglourious Basterds, I mean, you know…it’s just amazing. It should be amazing.”

Foxx's Django will swear revenge against DiCaprio's insidious plantation owner after he kidnaps his wife.

Christoph Waltz is also rumoured to play Django’s bounty hunter companion but no confirmation has been made as of yet.

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    • joker16

      Jul 5th 2011, 17:35

      This makes my week, f u c k that, this makes my year!!!!!!

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    • Benmorse

      Jul 5th 2011, 17:54

      Jesus bicycling Christ, I now really want to see this. It has the potential to be amazing. But Tarantino's output has been wildly irregular, so fingers crossed....

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 18:18

      Tarantino's been wanting to make a Western for years (Inglorious Basterds practically was a Western). If he ballses this up I'd be very surprised! No doubt Dalidab will be along to slag Tarantino off any moment...

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 5th 2011, 19:37

      Although I am intrigued, I'd much rather QT just made a straight western, not really keen on the racial aspect of this.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 20:22

      You're a third right, but you're getting confused; Spike Lee criticised Tarantino's use of 'n****r' in his films, Sam Jackson stuck up for Tarantino because he agreed with the truthfulness in QT's usage of the word. Spike Lee also criticised Eastwood for being racist for not having any black characters in Flags of our Fathers- Eastwood replied, rightly, that there weren't any black units on Iwo Jima when the film was set. QT is NOT a racist, very much not (I doubt he'd be such good mates with Jackson if he was, hmm?). I actually think the slavery angle to the Western could be a new take on it. Dalidab if you're saying you wouldn't be in a Tarantino film for millions of pounds you're either lying, or you're very stupid.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 20:23

      http://deonsimphiweskade.blogspot.com/2010/11/samuel-l-jackson-on-use-of-word-n****r.html

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 20:26

      http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/04.09.98/cover/n****r-9814.html

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    • joker16

      Jul 5th 2011, 21:11

      Some people's lack of taste never ceases to amaze me. @dalidab1982, so your saying Robert Rodriguez & Kevin Smith are better filmmakers than Quentin Tarantino? Hmmm..... interesting, let's take a look at the filmmakers last 4 films. Kevin Smith: Cop Out, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Clerks 2 and Jersey Girl..... not exactly stellar. Robert Rodriguez: Spy Kids 4, Machete, Shorts and Planet Terror...... wow, look at the abundance of quality! Quentin Tarantino: Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof, Kill Bill and Jackie Brown........yeah, just like I thought, there's at least 2 masterpieces there. I'll bet Rodriguez & Smith wish they were him. As far as Academy Awards go? Smith: 0 wins 0 nominations. Rodriguez: 0 wins 0 nominations. Quentin Tarantino? 1 win 3 nominations. I mean I could keep going..... since this is Total Film, how about the BAFTA's? KS: 0 wins 0 nominations. RR: 0 wins 0 nominations. QT: 1 win 4 nominations. We'll wait a second, what do the critics have to say? I knew you'd ask. Well according to Rotten Tomatoes...... KS: Cop Out = 19%, Zack & Miri = 65%, Clerks 2 = 63%, Jersey Girl = 41 %.......ooooooh. RR? Spy Kids 4 = N/A (but come on), Machete = 73%, Shorts = 45%, Planet Terror = 74%. Let's see if the old QT faired any better. QT: Inglourious Basterds = 88%, Death Proof = 64%, Kill Bill = Vol. 1 85% Vol. 2 85%, Jackie Brown = 86%. Uh oh, the critics disagree with you as well dalidab. And if box office means anything to you, QT's got em both beat there again. So, as I've tried to show, your a complete j*****s with a supreme lack of taste. How does it feel?

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 21:58

      I think we've established well known critics, box office, awards and 'stupid dumb ratings on s**t websites' (ie, an aggregate rating from hundreds of respected critics worldwide) means nothing to you dalidab. You haven't said joker's taste in films is c**p, no, but your single-minded determination to belittle and slag off anything you yourself don't care for IS irritating to people who rate their work (in Tarantino's case, most serious film fans). You never really provide a reason on why you think some of the toss you like is 'great', just as you never provide a reason really why you inexplicably loathe random people or films. We, the cinema going public, are indeed the true film critics. And the vast majority of the cinema going public rates Quentin Tarantino a damn sight higher than Rodriguez, Anderson or Smith.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:03

      Why does Joker not being an amateur dramatics actor have anything to do with it? I'm an amateur dramatics actor too. AMATEUR. IE, I do it because I have fun doing it. It doesn't qualify you or me to comment on films, you pretentious moron. Stop throwing a temper tantrum whenever people finally get irked enough by your persistent trolling to call you on it. 'f**k off and die'? 'I don't think you havent got loads of friends actually' (nice double negative by the way)? What the hell? Stop acting like a spoilt little child, go away and calm down. You're coming off as a petulant little teenager.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:05

      Jesus, I highly doubt he's crying and p**sing his pants. Dalidab, you're embarrassing yourself. Stop being pathetic, go whack off to Bieber or Justin Lurman or those identical Disney Teenagers and calm down before you give your dumb manchild a*s a heart attack.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:05

      Jesus, I highly doubt he's crying and p**sing his pants. Dalidab, you're embarrassing yourself. Stop being pathetic, go whack off to Bieber or Justin Lurman or those identical Disney Teenagers and calm down before you give your dumb manchild a*s a heart attack.

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    • joker16

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:13

      @writerdave87 No point in arguing with a simple minded troglodyte. We know we are right, as does everyone else. Let's leave this friendless wimp to scream at others who have opinions that differ from his own. We should pity him, not insult him.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:15

      Dalidab, autism is not an excuse for being so spectacularly childish and aggressive to people. If you're that het up, don't post.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:25

      Actually you can give your OPINION that joker is not right, but almost everything he says is technically true, backed up with EVIDENCE. You were bang out of order. If you're too sensitive to express an opinion on films, for the love of god stop commenting on a film website and go back to stalking handsome teenagers on twitter.

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    • joker16

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:39

      @dalidab1982 Not to be insulting but are you bipolar? I mean really? One second your insulting, the next your apologizing. Back and forth, back and forth.

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    • stucad

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:47

      Ummm, sorry to break the argument, but when is this scheduled for release/ filming? I'd prefer Idris Elba, but that's just cuz I think he's awesome (ps. Deathproof is the only sub-par QT film! & Planet Terror is better).

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    • joker16

      Jul 5th 2011, 22:52

      @stucad Christmas 2012

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    • deedeedragons

      Jul 6th 2011, 6:23

      When is this going to be made? because doesn't Leo have to come to Sydney for The Great Gatsby soon?

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    • halo2115

      Jul 6th 2011, 20:36

      Why would you cast Jamie Foxx over Idris Elba? That absolutely blows my mind. Unless the role somehow involves crooning R&B slow jams there's no way Foxx beats out Idris Elba in any way. Really really bummed out by this.

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    • DanRose

      Jul 6th 2011, 23:54

      This maybe a little surprising but I will stick up for Dalidab a bit here... he does generally speak a lot of nonsensical and I certainly don't; agree with his views on Tarentino.. but, rightfully, each to their own, but their is certainly a bit of vindictiveness here... especially joker.. .reeling off a few f*****g statistics... Dalidab is right... what the f**k does that prove?? Oh well done, you've copied and pasted a few stats from RT... because that is the truth right...please if everyone followed ratings and so called critics it would be a p**s poor world.... everyone is entitled to whatever...and yeah Dalidab has some outrageously poor taste and that...but don't be so pathetic as to copy and paste some statistic from another website and think you're better than someone...it doesn't prove anything really....

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    • joker16

      Jul 7th 2011, 2:38

      @DanRose I understand that you, like Dalidab, could care less what the critics think, and that's fine. In my attempt to list as much evidence as I could think of to prove why Dalidab was wrong in his criticisms of QT, I listed the critical reception of all 3 filmmakers last 4 films to compare and contrast them. Of course my point was that QT's films had all received positive reception while RR & KS's films had not. Before I move on to my next point I'd just like to point out that while many could care less about critics, they are in fact very well informed. They are indeed experts in film and most could tell you anything you wanted to know about a given film. A good deal of them have studied film analysis at top university's and are very informed when it comes to intelligently critiquing film. This background of knowledge is something that most cinema goers lack. This can make a critics professional opinion of a film more valid than say your average movie goer. This is explains why the Transformer movies have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars while the critics have unanimously trashed them. Anyway, the critical reception of the 3 filmmakers was not the only thing my original comment dwelled on. I also listed awards circles and lastly box office success's. So my question is how can you discount the last two? And if you can, on what criteria can you properly judge a film? "The critics are idiots, the awards groups are idiots, the cinema goers themselves (box office) are idiots." So everyone's an moron and you are right?

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    • DuffyUK

      Jul 7th 2011, 11:28

      Reading this had made my morning lol. Yet another genius episode of The Dalidab Show! QT is controversial and a genius and for that I love him. Roll on Django Unchained

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    • joker16

      Jul 7th 2011, 19:26

      @dalidab1982 He's a genius.

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    • joker16

      Jul 8th 2011, 1:03

      @dalidab1982 Well, I respect the fact that your trying to diplomatic, but actually I am right, he is a genius. The fact of the matter is that no other screenwriter on earth could have come up with the brilliant dialogue Tarantino has. No one. That makes him a genius.

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    • barcodetheworld

      Jul 13th 2011, 17:59

      It's weird how you can describe one form of art as stealing from another as all art is an amalgamation of other previously experienced art. Kudos to dalidab for actually apologising and admitting he was wrong very honourable. So is Will Smith not in this then? Booo i do actually like him as an actor and the idea of him in a QT film would of been sick!

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    • barcodetheworld

      Jul 13th 2011, 18:00

      It's weird how you can describe one form of art as stealing from another as all art is an amalgamation of other previously experienced art. Kudos to dalidab for actually apologising and admitting he was wrong very honourable. So is Will Smith not in this then? Booo i do actually like him as an actor and the idea of him in a QT film would of been sick!

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