Kevin Costner could join Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Actor may play evil Ace Woody

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Kevin Costner is the latest A-list name to be associated with Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained.

Being pitched as a ‘Southern’, Django plays with the tropes of Westerns in a story about a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who attempts to save his wife from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

According to Deadline, Costner would play Ace Woody, the evil sonofabitch who’s responsible for training slaves to fight in amusement park Candyland.

Costner’s not struck a deal yet, but he’s clearly interested in working with Tarantino for the first time. And with a character like that, he’d definitely have something to sink his teeth into.

Next up, Costner is playing Clark Kent’s father Jonathan in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel.

Django Unchained opens 25 December 2012.

Cool? Or crap? Think Costner would be a great addition to Django? Chuck us your comments below...

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    • ScottFree

      Jul 19th 2011, 9:16

      Kevin Costner as a cowboy called Woody....? I think they should aproach Tom Hanks.....he played that character before

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    • FBHIbrahim

      Jul 19th 2011, 9:25

      For pure unrelenting evil... and for the chance to combine two great talents I nominate Lord Voldemort himself to play Ace Woody... Honestly,did anyone buy Costner's evil turn in Mr. Brooks?

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    • BruceShark

      Jul 19th 2011, 9:44

      Oh this would be good. It's about time Kev got back onto the big screen having been ripped apart for years by unfair criticism. Love the match up of Tarantino & Costner.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Jul 19th 2011, 23:59

      This is great news. Costner is a more versatile actor than he's given credit for, and a team-up with such a high-profile director is long overdue. With this and Superman, he's obviously decided the easiest way to get his personal directorial projects greenlit is to re-establish himself as an A-list star with character parts in big movies. Sounds good to me. Wonder how this will impact that big-budget Western TV series he was supposed to be producing/starring in?

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    • ShosannaD

      Jul 20th 2011, 1:25

      I hope not, it just doesn't feel right, but Tarantino knows what he's doing and if he picks Costner he can make it work.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 20th 2011, 22:01

      Interesting, Costner combined with Tarantino is a potent mix.

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