sacha baron cohen Sacha Baron Cohen To Join Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Variety are reporting that Sacha Baron Cohen is in final negotiations to join the ever-expanding cast of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film ‘Django Unchained,’ a Sergio Leone inspired spaghetti western. Baron Cohen would play Scotty, “a gambler who buys Django’s wife as a female companion. Though the part is small, sources said Tarantino was very particular on who he wanted to play it, given the character’s importance to the story.”

Jamie Foxx will play the title role of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

‘Django Unchained’ also stars Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson, who will play the role of Rodney, Calvin Candie’s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie’s residence. The likes of Gerald McRaney, RZA, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, Laura Cayouette, Tom Savini, M.C. Gainey, Misty Upham, Don Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will co-star. The film will pay homage to the Sergio Corbucci original ‘Django,’ Takashi Miike’s ‘Sukiyaki Western Django,’ which features Tarantino, and Elmore Leonard’s novel ’40 Lashes Less One.’ My hopes are ridiculously high for this film! Tarantino + spaghetti western = YES PLEASE! The film has been set for a Christmas Day 2012 release date by the Weinstein Company.