Joseph Gordon-Levitt in talks for Django Unchained

Could join Quentin Tarantino's latest

If you've recently asked yourself if Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's take on the spaghetti western, could get any cooler, the chances are you'd have answered yourself 'no'.

Well get ready to revise that answer as news comes in that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to join the movie, according to a report by Variety (via The Playlist).

Gordon-Levitt is one in-demand actor right about now. Cancer dramedy 50/50 has been earning him good notices, and as well as shooting The Dark Knight Rises, he has courier-cyclist thriller Premium Rush in the can.

It's actually a release date shift of that film that could allow JGL to appear in Django, as he'll be free from promotional duties for early next year when Tarantino intends to shoot.

And that's before he starts filming Spielberg's long-gestating Lincoln.

It's not currently clear who he'll play in Django Unchained, but we don't care: just sign him up already! If he comes aboard, he'll join Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Samuel L Jackson, Don Johnson and more.

Will Django have the coolest cast of next year? Talk to us below…


    • Rytrospyk

      Oct 22nd 2011, 13:31

      This for me would redeem the casting of Jamie Foxx.

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    • joker16

      Oct 22nd 2011, 14:37

      @Rytrospyk What's your beef with Foxx? He was great in Collateral, Ray & Miami Vice.

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    • FBALee

      Oct 22nd 2011, 14:54

      Yeah, but Foxx is just really annoying somehow. And his music sucks. (His little role in Horrible Bosses was pretty great though.) Anyway, I adore JGL, so I'm pretty stoked for him to get added on. I hope he lands a bad a*s part.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 22nd 2011, 20:22

      I hope QT doesnt go down the Rodriguez route of stuffing his film with stars that the plot gets lost in the celeb-fest (see Machete, Once upon a time in Mexico). I hope Maria de Madieros gets a comeback...

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    • AbAeterno

      Oct 23rd 2011, 8:28

      Aw, there's nothing wrong with Foxx. Collateral was incredible. f**k this cast is getting crazy awesome. Part of me still wishes Idris Elba was cast over Foxx but Foxx is still great. DOn't forget Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown were stuffed to the brim with big names, as well as Basterds having a huge international one.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 23rd 2011, 13:08

      Foxx is a talented actor but lately he's been AWOL.

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