Leonardo DiCaprio Cast As The Villain In Tarantino's Django Unchained

By Josh Tyler 2011-06-07 22:13:30discussion comments
Leonardo DiCaprio Cast As The Villain In Tarantino's Django Unchained image
Quentin Tarantino is probably best known for taking unknowns or down on their luck actors and making them a household name, but that doesnít mean he canít work with established talent. For the villain in his next movie heís going with a known quantity, and hiring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Word is that Leo is in talks to join the cast of Tarantinoís western Django Unchained. Heíll be Calvin Candie, an evil ranch owner and the proprieter of a sex club in Mississippi where women serve as sex slaves and men fight in death matches. The heroic freed slave of QTís movie goes there in an attempt to free his wife.

So far the only confirmed member of the cast is Christoph Waltz, set to play the dentist turned bounty hunter sidekick of the movieís lead. Samuel L. Jackson may be involved as Candieís valet. Will Smith had been rumored as a possibility for the lead, but so far nothing as come of it. Instead Deadline is rumoring names like Idris Elba and Chris Tucker, but for now itís all just wild rumor-mongering.

As for DiCaprio, itís about time he played an epic villain. You get the sense that he's got an iconic, bad guy performance in him somewhere and a Tarantino movie is just about the best a place there is to deliver it.
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