While Quentin Tarantino has been putting an impressive cast together for Django Unchained, so far it’s lacked his trademark actor on the downswing of their career who needs a bit of a boost. Now it’s got one, as Variety reports that Don Johnson is now in talks to join the film.
The actor will play a plantation owner called Spencer Bennett, who runs into Django (Jamie Foxx) and the German bounty hunter Schultz (Christoph Waltz) as they search for Django’s wife. Bennett is also said to oversee a stable of black prostitutes he calls “ponies.”
Tarantino has reportedly been courting Don Johnson for several months, and it seems the actor finally gave in. Quite why he took so long is anyone’s guess. Can’t he remember what happened to John Travolta post Pulp Fiction? It’s not like Johnson is exactly in demand, is it, so you’d have thought he’d had jumped the moment Tarantino called.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, and Laura Cayouette are also set to star in Django Unchained, which starts shooting in the next couple of months.
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