Jamie Foxx Replaces Will Smith In Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

UPDATE: Negotiations are in action to solidify Foxx as the leading man in the flick.

Will Smith might be headed back to the wild, wild west. The rapper-turned-actor is in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti Western film Django Unchained, which focuses on “a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for his wife.”

The film, which begins production in the fall, also may include Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz in key roles. With Louisiana as a likely forerunner for a shooting location, Django will follow Smith’s title role as a “freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey which will see him team up with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.”

Jackson is in talks to play Monsieur Calvin Candie, a villain who is also a slave and clashes with Django. According to insiders, Tarantino has requested Smith to star in the flick, based on a script that he penned himself.

[May 6]

UPDATE: Tarantino casted Jamie Foxx in the lead role in Django Unchained, according to Deadline.com. Foxx will co-star alongside Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson in a "Sergio Leone-style spaghetti Western that Tarantino wrote and has set in Mississippi during slavery."

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  • beemichels

    So your saying u want a check for something that happened hundreds of years ago? You already get one fucking bum it's called wellfare.

  • DR Jam

    I think Will is still trying too hard to pick his next oscar nominated role, istead of enjoying his career. Unless, he's simply $150M+ blockbuster. Tarantino movies aren't exactly known for surpassing the $100M gross with consistency. I love Quentin, and honestly, Jamie Fox sounds just as good for such a role if not better. Love Will too though.


    I am totally down with Tarantino doing it Sergio Leone-style! Its entertainment

  • Anonymous

    most of you are retards leave rap alone and álso quentin tarantino is a bitch

  • FourTrackFiasco

    He just wants a movie where he can take his shirt off.

  • Anonymous

    @Versatile StreetTeam "Do we really need another slave based movie NO what we need is movies that are based on truth" It's a fictional film. You lose.

  • talktalkreal

    @ Jacob Crimm: "Im Jewish and my ancestors were practically exterminated off the face of the Earth, you do not see me asking for a fucking check." Yeah Jewish homie because you got your check where you think Isreal was made from.

  • Lsn22s

    Wonder if this movie will have any connection to Sukiyaki Western Django?...it's a dope movie about Cowboys and Samurai, sort of...but Tarantino was in it and now seeing him do this makes me wonder...it would be cool to see them try and connect the two films somehow, either way I will check this out...there's only been a couple Tarantino movies I didn't like, and the prospect of Will-motherfucking-Smith in one of his movies is pretty damn interesting...

  • Versatile StreetTeam

    Do we really need another slave based movie NO what we need is movies that are based on truth like The Lost Kingdoms of Nubia the times when we Nubians was running the world without this MONETARY SYSTEM it was pure peace and love...Will Smith is a great actor, Tarintino great director but come on we all know what ever movie storyline is it has an effect on 40% of the society figures may be wrong but it is a subconscious thing its something that not a lot realize

  • Doubl Negative

    Along with John Sayles and the Wire's Dave Simon, Tarantino's one of the few white film-makers who write decent, substantial roles for Brothers. In the case of his Jackie Brown, QT changed the eponymous character's ethnicity from white - in Elmore Lenard's source material Rum Punch - to Black. Even if QT didn't feature Brothers in his movies, I'd still be an admirer of his work, like the Ebony deficient works of Scorsese, De Palma and the Coen Bros. Black film-fans get reconcile to fact that Hollywood doesn't cater for us, so our decision to watch a film isn't based on whether the story has a Black theme or not. Django Unchained sounds promisin' though, mainly for Tarantino's involvement, and this picture should be pertinent for Black audiences.

  • F. Rap

    How about a Micheal Moore type documentary as to why blacks can't get reparations for slavery ? If you all did'nt know forcing FREE labor on the backs of black people via mental & physical slavery kicked off the american economy BIGTIME ! Making it the richest most powerful country on earth. Damn near all of todays american/european companies i.e. chase bank, etc. need not apologize but provide ALL american-born black citizens (whose roots are in the south) w/ a FREE college education to ANY college/university in the u.s. tarantino is going to be phattening his pockets off a 500 yr ol' fact that still haven't been resolved. @ D_s: this is why those folks maybe complaining about the film !

    • Anonymous

      You two just killed that guy.

    • The K.O comment

      There is plenty of evidence that Jews were exterminated in their hundreds of thousands. There is also plenty of evidence in return for bank rolling the aftermath of WW2 the Jews were promised land.... Israel.... which has exterminated hundreds of thousands (not to mention imprisoned millions in Gaza) As for the film... I really really look forward to it should be really good! Yippie!! PLO

    • tges

      @ Jacob, while there's proof of slavery over hundreds of years, there is no proof of your ancestors being 'exterminated'. 6 million? REALLY? By an army of a few thousands? I would love to know how they conducted that so professionally, built these 'gas chambers' in so little time. And even though the gas would go into the atmosphere and affect the Nazis after unlocking the door, that seemed like it wasn't a problem to them, huh? They were super human killing machines! Or what about the jewish woman who said she was raised by wolves when she escaped a camp, LOL, wow, yeah, those jews really know how to tell a story. There is no way a systematic killing of 6 million people across europe can happen so easily. When The Nazis arrived in other countries did they just ask people if they were jewish and shoot them? No they would have to do background search, find out everything about them, find out where their location is, which would take a very long time. Jews are known to be liars and deceitful, even though they caused world war 1, they want pity for world war 2, I say what goes around comes around.

    • Lsn22s

      I'm black, I don't need any fucking reparations.... @ Anonymous #2 I got myself into college, NO affirmative action, just a great portfolio and references...I have 2 jobs, ranked in the top 5% nationally for English proficiency and am now a writer, my school loans are paid, I'm in my mid-twenties and have no kids...maybe you shouldn't assume the things you do about black people...it makes you sound REALLY ignorant...

    • Jacob Crim

      Im Jewish and my ancestors were practically exterminated off the face of the Earth, you do not see me asking for a fucking check.

    • Anonymous

      cry me a fukin river instead of wanting 40 acres and a mule now yall want 40acres and a cadillac...just face it that life aint fair and yall aint gettin shit as far as reparations...black people were given a great fucking life here in america just look at the chaos in other countries the problem is that yall wanna cry about what should be owed to you instead of gettin a fukin job and working for it and besides all of you fucks do go to school for free cuz sherita and shanika and their 12 kids are soaking up all the financial aid money from young people like me that live their lives right and dont fuck like jack rabbits as soon as we are of walking age

    • Anonymous

      While I hate that those atrocities happened, people who have not suffered at all, deserve a paycheck for the suffering of their ancestors? Is that what their labor came down to for them? A simple check from the gov't? Maybe I'm just too idealistic, but I'd feel insulted if I got a check in the mail for that. I'd rather take my pride knowing my ancestors suffered and be grateful that I'm not in the same position. I'll give you this though, perhaps college education would be a good one (though I feel that should be free anyway...), but just a straight up check? That's insulting. That's like someone killing your dad and then them paying you a check for 10,000. That isn't gonna help the pain, it's just gonna re-open the wound, imo.

  • D_s

    Stand by for Spike Lee, Bill Cosby, Tavis Smiley to bitch and complain about Tarantino making a movie with black characters and using the N-word...you know only Spike can do that because he's down for the cause.

  • hunkE

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  • Anonymous

    The Smith household got income

    • Button Pusha

      Not my figures..but hey not the Button Pusha for nothing.

    • Anonymous

      Thank god that your imaginary figures are just nice fairy tales then. Will Smith has already won at this life and any other fake afterlife as well.

    • Button Pusha

      It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

  • Brian Andrew Smith

    Really HHDX, ternt? ternt? I believe the word you were looking for was turned. Have any of you actually taken a basic english course? Further proof as to why this site is the TMZ of the hip hop community. Why do I still read anything this site posts? Even Allhiphop.com has less grammatical errors. Oh well at least you fill the boredom during the day.

  • Bankster

    Cousin, not another Bagger Vance you have shucked and jived enough.

    • khordkutta

      Nahhh Nahhh, I see this as Shaft meets Rosewood. Nat Turner meets The Matrix. Def waitin on this one.

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