21 Jump Street Scribe Michael Bacall Lands Role In Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

This has been a great month for Michael Bacall. Two weeks ago the actor/screenwriter saw one of his movies, Project X, go into theaters and make a ton of money. This week he has 21 Jump Street making its debut and critics have already lauded it as one of the best comedies of the year. You know what only makes a good month better? Grabbing a role in Quentin Tarantino's next film.

Bacall recently sat down with Screen Crave and announced that he has a role in Django Unchained, Tarantino's newest movie, which is set to debut this Christmas. This will actually be the third time that he has worked with the director, as he previously played roles in both Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and the Tarantino directed two-part episode of CSI. Bacall says that he got the part in Django when he was sitting behind Tarantino at a screening in Los Angeles. "I think he was writing it at the time, and he turned around and kind of explained what the role was, and said 'That’s you,'" Bacall said. "And I said “F*ck yeah, dude." But don't expect him to be stealing too much time from star Jamie Foxx as he says he only spent a day on set.

Just when you think that the Django Unchained cast couldn't get any bigger, right? Apparently it's not enough that Tarantino has Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerri Washington, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, James Remar, M.C. Gainey, Anthony LaPaglia, and Tom Savini on board, he needs Bacall there too. You almost fear that the number of recognizable faces is going to lead to distraction.

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