I know right now everyone’s got tunnel vision for The Avengers and the other hits of summer like Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises, but there is life at the movies after Labor Day, and one example is Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film, Django Unchained.
In the latest about the film from Entertainment Weekly, the magazine shared a couple of promo stills from the film, and a couple of words from Django star Jamie Foxx:
There’s a beautiful way [Tarantino] found for the characters to talk to each other. It’s mindblowing. You’ve never heard it this way. You’ve seen movies deal with slavery — or westerns that never dealt with slavery – do it the safe way. This way is like … wow.
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The film co-stars Christoph Waltz as Django’s partner, bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, and Leonardo DiCaprio as villainous plantation owner Calvin Candie. Here’s what Foxx had to say about his fellow actors and their characters:
Candie is a business man who owns a plantation called Candie Land, and that’s where my wife ends up being, we have to get in good with Candy, by me playing a valet for Christoph’s character.
Christoph’s character is a little aloof to what slavery actually is. He’s not familiar with everything, and when he sees atrocities, it’s Greek to him. But Django lets him know this is the way the world is and we got to get used to it. He teaches Django certain things he needs to become a whole man, and [Django] also teaches Christoph that when life deals you these cards, here’s what you’ve got to do.
All Django wants to do is get his wife. He’s not trying to cure or solve slavery. He just wants to get his life back.
And, here’s your first look at the film:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Django Unchained starring Foxx, Waltz, and DiCaprio along with Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, and Todd Allen, will be released Christmas Day 2012.
Source: Geek Tyrant