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Watts Is Unchained As A Newbie

January 17, 2012

Fresh faced Danièle Watts has joined Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained says Reuters.

The spaghetti western style film follows a a German dentist-turned bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) seek to free Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from her powerful owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Watts plays the small role of ‘Coco’ in the film

Kurt Russell will play Ace Woody, the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland club and ranch, as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes. Ace pits the fighters against one another, and has little qualms about mistreating and even killing the slaves who don’t measure up Samuel L. Jackson will play Stephen, an expert manipulator and house slave of the plantation owner.Dennis Christopher will play Leo Moguy, who serves as lawyer to Candie. Laura Cayouette will play the widowed sister of Candie M.C. Gainey will play the villainous role of Big John Brittle. His character does some not very nice things to Django’s wife, Broomhilda Don Johnson will play a wealthy southern plantation owner who Django and Schultz meet in their pursuit of a bounty Industry make up guru Tom Savini plays  another Brittle brother. Gerald McRaney Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Lapaglia also star. Rapper/actor RZA AKA Robert Diggs will portray Thaddeus, a violent slave toiling away at a Mississiippi plantation. Misty Upham will play Minnie, who owns a trading post/bar.James Remar will play “Ace Speck, who purchases Django at the Greenville Slave Auction Tom Wopat‘s portraying Marshall Gill Tatum Todd Allen will appear as “plantation overseer Dollar Bill.” James Russo is without a specified part. Rex Linn plays the role of “Tennessee Harry” Cooper Huckabee is the last of the Brittle brothers, the redneck outlaws who sell off Django and Broomhilda. Michael K. Williams, and Zoë Bell are circling roles in the pic.

Production is underway to meet a December 25, 2012. release date.

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