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One of the most challenging aspects of writing a superhero sequel has to be finding a way to introduce the new central villain. The previous movie has a few pre-established storylines that have to be adhered to, and it's the writer's responsibility to find a way for the new foe to fit into the established world organically.
It's nearly December, meaning we're mere weeks away from the release of Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to the Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds. And just in case you've somehow missed out on all the buzz about his hotly anticipated take on the spaghetti Western, the latest TV spot catches you up quick, breaking down the plot in just 15 seconds. Then there's plenty of time for star spotting and swagger.
Itís kind of a good thing that Weinstein already helped sell us on Django with early trailers and cast photos, because this poster effort is pretty bland. The tagline isnít very fresh, and the idea of Photoshopped leads posing for a camera doesnít do much to excite about Django.
The Year of Channing Tatum, which is what I'm pretty sure we'll call 2012 in the history books when all things are said and done, looks to continue handily next year, both thanks to the delay of G.I. Joe: Retaliation (which was added to include more of Tatum, believe it or not) and White House Down, in which he plays a Secret Service agent valiantly defending
He's about to have one of the biggest roles of his career as this December's Django Unchained, but Jamie Foxx has already lined up a new role that may eclipse even that one. The comedian-turned-movie-star is reportedly in early talks to play the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, reportedly as the hyper-electric baddie Electro.
The new trailer gives us an in-depth look at DiCaprioís approach to playing a flat-out maniac, while simultaneously taking us on a better tour of Candi Land Ö his vicious Southern plantation. It ramps up the action and the gunplay, where earlier clips showed us the dialogue and the root of the relationships. This, finally, looks like a Tarantino genre picture.
Foxx says that he plans on writing and directing All-Star, which will have a part for comedian Kevin Hart (and likely a cameo role for Foxx, himself). While I wouldnít have initially pegged Foxx and Jeong as likely collaborators, seeing the projects that they are setting up around each other makes sense. Both premises have potential, and Iím genuinely interested to see what Foxx can do as a director.
Foxx was telling me that so many musicians want to be considered for Tarantino's movies because of the iconic way he has used songs in the past. Then Foxx told a great story about how Legend ďauditionedĒ a song for Tarantino, in an old-school way.
I covered Django Unchained interviews with Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins and Christoph Waltz. The latter talked to us about the reports that Tarantino has changed his script during the filming process, leading to possible delays.
Now that Paul Feig is set he's starting to line up cast members, and the roster is pretty impressive. The French film documents the relationship between a Caucasian quadriplegic and the African-American man from the projects hired to be his caretaker. The role of the male nurse won actor Omar Sy the French equivalent of the Oscar, and is considered a choice role for an American actor.
Foxx is clearly an actor with a ton of range, and while the lead role in Django will probably give him plenty of chances to show it off, it probably won't hurt either to take on a role that's completely and totally different for his next effort
In case you haven't yet heard, Django Unchained stars Foxx as an escaped slave who has been separated from his wife (Kerry Washington), and who teams up with Waltz's bounty hunter character to take her back from the vicious slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The movie is also crammed with other actors, including Nero
If you thought you were excited to see Foxx as an escaped slave on a mission and Waltz as the bounty hunter who helps him, just wait till you get a gander at Leonardo DiCaprio as the sadistic slave owner Calvin Candle. That image, plus one of our heroes, is below
Who will he play? No idea. By this point, I thought Tarantino ohad locked up his major casting motions, with Jamie Foxx in line to play Django, a freed slave having to fight to get his wife (Kerry Washington) out of detention; Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, a sadistic ranch owner who makes captive men fight to the death on his property...
This Deadilne story isn't substantially different from what we've been hearing for about a week, but Mike Fleming does seem convinced that talks will start soon, and if Tarantino wants to get the ball moving on this he needs to settle on a lead actor quickly
The actor's career has been all over the place since he won an Oscar for Ray back in 2005, with starring roles in Miami Vice and The Soloist not really going anywhere and bit parts in Valentine's Day and Due Date failing to garner much attention for him individually
The much discussed adaptation of Eidos Interactive's Kane & Lynch seemed to be a video game movie with a mountain of potential. With Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in leading roles
It's still the same stuff-- Downey Jr. and Galifianakis squabbling in a car, being silly-- but that's fine by me. Stay tuned for the appearance of Jamie Foxx at the end, though
Unless you are completely devoid of a funny bone, you've enjoyed the most recent run of commercials for Old Spice body wash. Featuring an actor named Isaiah Mustafa, the ads are generally done in
It certainly looks like Horrible Bosses will be worth the wait. Not only was the script named one of the best unproduced pieces of 2005, but also now itís got an entirely top-notch cast to bring it to life
Up until May, long time stunt coordinator Simon Crane was in line to direct the adaptation of the videogame Kane and Lynch, which stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in the title roles.
After working for a few years as an SNL stalwart and Liz Lemon's former flame on 30 Rock, Jason Sudeikis is making a real effort toward movie stardom
Foxx will play Motherfucker Jones, a scam artist who gives the three main characters tips on how to vent their office vexation. Not that anyoneís suggested anything else
For years now animation at 20th Century Fox has meant one thing and one thing only: the Ice Age movies. And even though you may have forgotten all about the franchise
tís a whole different modern day take on how they came up on the streets during difficult times. Laverne would be this very tough girl with a big ĎLí tattooed on her arm. Jennifer Garner would play Laverne and Jessica Biel would play Shirley