There’s no doubt that Tarantino has a talent for attracting great casts to his projects, and that’s certainly true of his upcoming Django Unchained, which has now added Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) to its ever more impressive roster.
Deadline reports that LaPaglia will play the leader of an Australian group who runs into freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx), just after they’ve acquired a group of slaves to turn into fighters. The main plot sees Django freed by Christoph Waltz’s bounty hunter and then go on a mission to find his wife, who’s under the control of evil plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Here’s what LaPaglia had to say about Django Unchained, “It’s wildly ambitious and imaginative, deals with that subject matter in a way it hasn’t been dealt with before. The way the cast has shaped up, it’s exciting to be involved.”
He also revealed he will play the brother of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, although scheduling issues still need to be worked out before it’s confired Gordon-Levitt will be in the movie. Production is scheduled to start in January, on location in New Orleans.
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