The Weinstein Company presented footage from several of their upcoming films at an exclusive event in Cannes this week. Harvey Weinstein presided over teases of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook,” and Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated “Django Unchained.”
“Django Unchained” is still in active production (with at least a month of shooting left to go) and Weinstein hinted that some surprise cast members may be joining in the adventure. Several actors left the project after production began (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell) so it will be interesting to see who comes in to round out this already dynamic cast.
We will keep you updated as details emerge, in the interim; take a look at the official synopsis below.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained”stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django andSchultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...
Quentin Tarantino directs a cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington from a script that he wrote.
“Django Unchained” opens in AMC Theatres on December 25th.
Source: Cinema Blend
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