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Quentin Tarantino Has Found His Django!

Published at: June 22, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST by Nordling

Nordling here.

Lots of actors circled the title role for Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED - Will Smith, Idris Elba - but one actor has apparently signed on the line that is dotted - Jamie Foxx, who will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz in Tarantino's "Southern", his slave drama film, to be released in 2012,

Foxx is no stranger to dramatic roles, having won the Oscar for RAY, and I think he's a good choice.  My personal favorite was Elba, but Foxx is no slouch and will work well with the cast.  I just want to see this thing - I haven't read the script.  I read INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and regretted it - it was such a rich script that I wish I'd held out and experienced it first on the big screen.  Won't be making that mistake this time.  DJANGO UNCHAINED is being produced by the Weinstein Company.

Nordling, out.

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  • June 22, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Your boy Del Toro stole Idris Elba, Harry

    by Terrence

    Otherwise he was the frontrunner for this one. Granted, I like Foxx, when he's on, he's on...but would have been curious to see how Elba would have taken this on.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Slave picture....okay.

    by Pixelsmack

    Netflix.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Good Choice

    by Bobo_Vision

    He can carry a film as a lead actor...he has the gravitas and the charisma....he can act....he can entertain....and we haven't seen him do the ultraviolent yet...and he would have no problem with that or the cursing like other actors might have.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Good choice, terrible picture.

    by Mattman

  • June 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Where can I get the script? I really want to read this now

    by tamethecunt

    I"Ve looked everywhere to no avail. W/ Leo playing the bad guy I"d really like to see this in my mind to see if it'll work. Somebody with it help out a brother. Oh, I still would have preferred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackey or Derek Luke for the role. Or even Idris Elba. I"m glad it's not Will Smith though.

  • It will happen.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I can see it....

    by Doc_Hudson

    Even though Jaime seems to have grown a huge ego,...he did Ray so well,..I forgive it. Now,..I wonder how well Sam's parts are..considering he can't say fuck every other word. I just hope that the South doesn't end up looking like Nazi Germany in it....the one thing that gets glossed over,..is that not all whites hated and owned blacks. It was all just a way of life,...and with the twisting of facts in IB,....I kinda worry a bit. But I also know this is just a Tarantino flick....not a history lesson,...but the Hitler death in IB was just something I thought too me out of the moment.Sure,..that would have been a great way to kill him,...but in a flick...it's just a bit too corny.

  • This one will incite fucking riots. And yes, there are people around that will hate the concept of this that much for the mere fact of it being some type of slave fantasy.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Or is this gonna be the black verison of Inglorious Basterds??

    by tamethecunt

    From what I"ve heard Waltz is essentially playing eh same character from IB. And it's really he that's the main character. That's why I really want to get my hands on that script. Like I said, if anybody has it please let me know. Thanks.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    ugh, this guy?

    by georgecauldron

    meh

  • June 22, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Think about it --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- it's QT writing and directing a film about slavery in America. You're all DOOMED! Hahahaahaa!

  • June 22, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    but...he can't act..

    by jsfithaca

    i havent seen ray, but what i have seen him in showed no potential. idris elba would have been awesome

  • June 22, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Fantastic

    by TresEquis

    Dude is tremendously talented

  • June 22, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    1, 2, Jango!

    by Ozman X

    Should be good. I'm too fond of Foxx but did somewhat enjoy his tv show from way back when.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    damn

    by MC-909

    Elba would have been perfect. Go get 'em, Wanda.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Geez Louise Not Jamie Foxx!?!

    by Arcangel2020

    I am not sure what to make of this bit of casting news regarding Tarantino's "Django" I am not a big fan of Jamie Foxx...don't get me wrong here I loved the movie "Ray", it is a terrific Biopic and Foxx did a bang up job portraying the musician. I even liked the role he played in "Collateral" with Tom "The Human Tool" Cruise. What bugs me about the guy is all the other pure, unadulturated crappy ass movies he has been in...plus, after winning the academy award for best oscar? Thinking he was some sort of Mega Rap/R&B star and touring with his loser friend Kanye West and being insufferable. Maybe with such a good ensemble cast and Tarantino's direction? This will turn my opinion around about the guy...in the meantime? I will take a wait and see approach

  • June 22, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    am I first?

    by Russell

    Quench your thirst!

  • June 22, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    cool

    by Sardonic

    I likw foxx

  • June 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I can accept this

    by CountryBoy

    Though Elba would've been cool...

  • June 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    The Ugly Girl

    by mr.underwater

  • June 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Am I....

    by Boscohb

    First ? The casting sounds amazing, im geeked.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    First

    by Manchinko

    First

  • June 22, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    First!!!!

    by Capwolf

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Awww Hell No!

    by presevil

    Will Smith is pretty pissed right now.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    first

    by Russell

    .

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    First

    by pr0g2west

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    First?

    by slugracer

    Yeah.... I'll wait for the dvd.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins

    by Therawbeats

    is an awesome movie

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Please don't sing

    by professorjack

    Please please please! anything else is cool, just don't have him sing!

  • June 22, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    better than big willie style

    by Timahh

    no way i'm first

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Man . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    I've seen what good work Foxx is capable of, LOVE everything QT and know that this movie will kick all kinds of ass. So why am I so underwhelmed . . . ?

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I guess Idris is on Guillermo's flick...

    by Mariusz

    Not bad, though. Foxx will bust his ass and have not qualms with the N word. Glad Will isn't Django.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's casting lately has SUCKED.

    by Lucky13

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    no thanks

    by strykebr

    Like Tom Cruise, I can never take their characthers seriously, I always just see the actor

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by Turd Furgeson

  • June 22, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    First

    by Manchinko

    First

  • June 22, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Your boy Del Toro stole Idris Elba, Harry

    by Terrence

    I know he was the frontrunner apparently. Granted, I like Foxx...when he's on, he's on. Was curious to see how Elba would tackle this though.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Could be worse.

    by liov

    http://i.imgur.com/MCFXP.jpg

  • June 22, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    No complaints here.

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    He's a damn good actor and Quentin knows how to pick 'em.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Was rooting for Anthony Mackie

    by gautsid

    This is a damn good role, hope Foxx brings his A-game.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    by pr0g2west

    Gotta love QT..one of Hollywood's true original storytellers. This movie will be a bloody treat for sure.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Guitar Heroine

    My life is complete!

  • June 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    First

    by Rebel Scumb

    I've never been first, so had to do it once was really hoping for Elba

  • June 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    NO NERO, NO DJANGO

    by Dark Knight Lite

    crap.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    And...

    by Guitar Heroine

    Omar should've been considered.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    first

    by zyzy_b

    boo

  • June 22, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by Indexical

    I'm a bit disappointed to be honest.

  • June 22, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    lol

    by zyzy_b

    FAAAAARRRR from first

  • June 22, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    How about Foxx takes the Cruise part and Elba does Django.

    by Pvt. Duke

  • June 22, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    first

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • June 22, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    first?

    by maxjohnson1971

    who the hell is Django? Kinda' like Mandingo?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    meh

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I'll still definitely be seeing it. How many N-words will QT jam into this? Over/Under is 200.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Django Reinhardt!

    by Polo Chavez

    Wanda cameo please!

  • June 22, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I still think Jackie Brown is QT's best movie

    by mr.underwater

    and the only reason people shit on it is because it has PG-level violence, and no torture or rape. Seriously, if Sam Jackson would have tortured Chris Tucker to death, DeNiro would have raped Bridget Fonda, and Pam Grier would have slowly slit Jackson's throat causing him to choke and drown in his own blood, people would have deemed it a masterpiece.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    where's the talkback?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • June 22, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    isn't he a massive diva?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    still, could be good

  • June 22, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    This whole film = FOR FOXX SAKE

    by Shpadoinkle

  • June 22, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    should have been idris elba

    by chinesetoefoo

    he can act circles around all those guys.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Glad I didn't read the BASTERDS script first

    by caruso-stalker217

    I never would've bothered watching the movie. If Tarantino's name wasn't on it, somebody would've wiped their ass with it and chucked it in the trash.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    first

    by SpencerBarnes

    So is it called Southern or Django Unchained? Loved inglourious basterds more than kill bill 2. But still put pulp fiction and kill bill 1 at the top.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    first

    by SpencerBarnes

    So is it called Southern or Django Unchained? Loved inglourious basterds more than kill bill 2. But still put pulp fiction and kill bill 1 at the top.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Hmm. I can dig it.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • June 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Karl Hungus

  • June 22, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I'm confident that Jamie Foxx

    by blackwood

    will throw himself into it. Really let loose. Really let himself be whatever Tarantino needs him to be.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    first

    by joe

    i guess?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Damn! My first choice would have been Donald Glover.

    by barry convex

    He's also my first choice for a remake of FOXY BROWN. I'm reserving Idris Elba for a remake of THOR in the title role.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    OH HELL NAWWWWWWW...

    by cinemixtape.com

    I'm actually relieved it's not Will Smith.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes.

    by th3480

    Will Smith as Django - hell no. Jamie Foxx? Now that's a movie I'd want to see get made.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Neil

  • June 22, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    First?

    by th3480

  • June 22, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Should have been Elba

    by peter_dickinson

    was really looking forward to him being in a Tarantino film

  • June 22, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Not my favorite actor

    by Fritzlorrerains

    But I am sure Tarantino will make him turn in a great performance

  • June 22, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Told ya!

    by jackson healy

  • June 22, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Neil

    !

  • June 22, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Idris was robbed!

    by MARKED4DEATH

    First!

  • June 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I'll take it

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Wanted Elba, what ya gonna do?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I hope Tarantino finds a way to reinvent Jamie Foxx.

    by Karl Hungus

    I think Idris Elba would have been a more interesting pick. But at least QT stands a chance to make some cash now with a name star.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Good to hear someone say...

    by JMH1973

    ...they're NOT gonna read the script in advance.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Uhh... really... I mean...

    by Jaka

    ...he'll have the cursing part down pat. But I don't really love dude on screen.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    staying away from reading the script is cool and all

    by GWB.AT.T

    but one of the great things about this site was that there used to be a lot more script reviews.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Sinistron

    ...bitches.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Ok Mr

    by Mr Soze

  • June 22, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    first

    by thatothercaptainjack

  • June 22, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    first

    by thatothercaptainjack

    boh ya

  • June 22, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Tut

    by The Meaty One

    Foxx is too pretty to be a slave. It should have been Idris Elba, the man reeks of angst and pent up aggression for gods sake.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Ok Mr. Foxx..

    by Mr Soze

    You were good in Ray, but now is the time to hit it out of the park, no fucking about please.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    AW HELL NAW!!!

    by Nerd Rage

    Not this clown.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Michael Jai White

    by buffywrestling

    It should have been you.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    aint it late

    by misterfurly

    im going to dark horizons to actually get current news in film. wonder how long it will take "choppah" to post. is that all he does, lives eats breathes talk backs and joining the bitter masses here about ryan dunn's death. seen a lot of in bad taste jokes about the man's death, then again these are AICN talkbacks where inserting "jizz" into your topics is of up most priority. anyhow--very glad will smith and his ego and block sized trailer aren't in this one.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx, eh?

    by Yer_Maw

    Oh well.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    Shoulda been Elba. Oh well, I still will dig this.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    First again?

    by some dude

    I'm on a role tonight.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Sold on DiCaprio alone...

    by UTexLex

    DiCaprio as a villain, let alone a violent racist slaveowner? I could loathe the rest of the cast and he'd still earn my ticket...

  • June 22, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Why not just get Kat Williams to play the badass hero?

    by Nerd Rage

    Fuck this shit.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    First?

    by Arvin Clay

    Yeah, glad it's not Will Smith this round.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    could work...

    by alxorange

    i have a good feeling about this project for some reason. maybe because it might not have any crazy 70s references in it...but then again, you never know with QT.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Ray sucked

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    But Foxx was good. He's been good in enough movies that I'll give him a pass. Still waiting for Booty Call II, though.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    wait... what?

    by cesareo

    Southern? Django unchained? what what what?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Man, the talkbacks are messed up...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Anyway, as much as I wanted Elba, the more I think about it, the more Tarantino needed a bigger star, unfortunately, to lead the pic. It needs that anchor to temper the subject matter for the mainstream audiences... But who knows if that will even work?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    WHHHAAATTT!!!??? COME ON

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

  • June 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Why pass up Stringer Bell

    by Nerd Rage

    what a wasted opportunity.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    works for me

    by Failure101

    I'm in.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Foxx can handle Tarantino dialogue better than...

    by NoHubris

    ...the others on the short list.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jamie Foxx.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

  • June 22, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Wanted Elba or Smith...

    by Mojo-Wan

    Foxx has a few characteristics that bug me as an actor.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I am not so sure about this

    by themovieweasel

    I love all of tarantinos movies, even Jackie Brown I like, but I can't stand Fox.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Whaddup First?

    by DCRex

    Wow. So that's never happened.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    First

    by NuckyThompson

    How should I feel about this?

  • June 22, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Should have been Chiwetel Ejiofor

    by Toe Jam

    Foxx just annoys me, but I imagine even he can't bring down a Tarantino movie.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Interesting.

    by Cole

    I can't wait to see this.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    DJANGO!!!

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

  • June 22, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I guess...

    by ignard

  • June 22, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    aaannnnnnd - interest lost

    by Al Delvechio

  • June 22, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    ...did you see a sign out front that says: dead nig*er storage?

    by Dr. Francis B. Gross

    ....cause storing dead nig*ers ain't my fucking business!

  • June 22, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Fantastic...just fantastic news.

    by wacko3205

    I've been a huge fan of Tarantino since True Romance. Credited or not...his style hits you in the face like a ton of bricks from start to finish. Loved pretty much everything that he's had a hand in & this is most definitely not going to be the exception to my rule. That rule? Always ride QT's jock no matter what anyone has to say, cry, or piss & moan about it. Oh yeah...I said...& I aint ashamed one bit!!! The man's got skills...& nine times out of ten the majority of the crowd screams that he's a mimicker when it comes to his style...but rip off or not...the man does it with style. Honestly though, if there's anyone out there that handles "blacksploitation" like a true "blacksploiter"...its Tarantino. Jackie Brown was probably my most favorite of his early flicks with Resevoir Dogs coming in second & tied with his bit in Four Rooms. That was fucking priceless. Kill Bill 2 & Inglorious Basterds pretty much blew me outta the water. The fact that the third Kill Bill has finally been announced...well...that little tid bit of info makes me totally nauseous. As much as I love the man's flicks...sometimes he just drags his feet. Sometimes. That being said...its always worth the wait. Pulp Fiction was a perfect example. Can't wait to see how many of Spike Lee's tears hit the floor when QT's flick outgrosses any 5 of his put together. The cast alone pretty much guarantees that. I'm a huge fan of Dicaprio & over the years Foxx has grown on me. Top those two with Christopher Waltz...I'm sold for multiple showings in advance.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    cool

    by redmule

    he'll do

  • June 22, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    That photo of Jamie Foxx looks less realistic than an action figure

    by tvs michael pawlak

    I'm just saying, I'd believe this figure of Cap to be real before that wax figure up there http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/6/21/hot-toys-reveals-incredible-captain-america-collectible-acti.html

  • June 22, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    goddamned foist

    by talby

    heh least looked like it... this sounds like a fuckin' bitchin' choice.

  • Anyways, I'm trying not to let the combination of cast and premise get me too excited for this film. 'Cause we all know what happened last time.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    At first I thought WTF but then I remembered RAY

    by vini77

    Not a bad choice, plus it's Tarantino. You don't doubt Tarantino.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    by Gabe Athouse

    I did read the script, and Foxx is all wrong for this. I want to have faith in Tarantino's choice, but yikes....

  • June 22, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    crap...no stringer bell

    by krod

    oh well

  • June 22, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    First

    by jackiechan

    nigga!

  • It was a bad time in the country when slavery was goin down, but I hate it getting rubbed in our faces (Mississippi Burning anyone?)

  • June 22, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx

    by Raindog789

    Looks like he rides the small bus

  • June 22, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Nigga Look Like He Got a Mouth Full of Chiclets

    by Autodidact

    For reals.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Was hoping for Elba as well...

    by Duchess

    Foxx, like Smith, carries a persona with him into each of his movies. And while that can be a good thing, I just don't see it being so with this film.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I'm pumped. Can't wait for this movie.

    by Andrew Coleman

    I like Foxx he was great in Collateral and Miami Vice. Yeah I liked that movie, fuck you.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    foxx is hit or miss

    by eoneon

    got my fingers crossed tho

  • June 22, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    outstanding.

    by Superponte

    Great actor. I am looking forward to seeing what this great ensemble can deliver.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    SHOULD HAVE BEEN EDDIE MURPHY!!!FACT!!!

    by CreepyThinMan

  • June 22, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    No Will Smith?

    by FilmFanatik

    That was my favorite choice.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    and can anyone believe

    by Superponte

    just how far both Foxx and Will Smith have come in the last 20 years? Who watched In Living Color, or Fresh Prince, and thought that we were watching future oscar caliber actors? Jim Carrey: There is still hope for you! Less Mr Popper, more Man in the moon!

  • June 22, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    First. Meh...

    by omniunco

    ...Not feeling the Foxx.

  • June 22, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    by CigsandCoffee56

    I wanted Elba too :(

  • June 22, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Fine, great, Jamie Foxx, whatever. it's not Will Smith THANK GOD.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Bullet dodged!

  • June 22, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    gross

    by rufusxavier

    But if anyone can get a decent performance out of Mr. Foxx, QT will be the man to do it.

  • June 22, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    Foxx? Really?

    by PopCultureJunkie

    He can't touch the awesome of Dicaprio. He cannot counter balance The Dicaprio.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Should have gone with Elba

    by double_l88

    And Leonardo is not official yet, I don't think. If Leonardo signs on that would be good, box foxx as the lead, sounds a bit meh.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Meh. He was definitely my 3rd choice of those three.

    by JediRob

    I would have liked to see Big Willie.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    first pt2

    by korkie70

  • June 22, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    A good choice

    by animatronicmojo

    Looking forward to this.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Firtst!

    by Master Bruce

    ...I think.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Can't Complain

    by OutsideChance

    Foxx is a decent dramatic actor and god knows he needs a prestige project before he ends up as the next Cuba Gooding Jr.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    First

    by LuminousBeing

    Hate Foxx.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Awesome cast

    by bohdi71

    Can't wait to see this one. QT was always a great writer but his directing skills are getting better...

  • June 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    So, does this movie have anything to do with...

    by Master Bruce

    the Django spaghetti westerns or not?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Second

    by LuminousBeing

    I think he's too..."look at me! Look at me!"

  • June 22, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Third

    by LuminousBeing

    Seriously? Where is everybody?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Hmm...That's not Anthony Mackie

    by filmstu2005

    I was hoping Anthony Mackie had won this coveted role, but I guess Jamie Foxx is a pale second decision of what could have been pure greatness? Either way I think he's a much better fit (as far as looks go) than Will Smith. I swear I always feel like that guy is just trying too hard in everything he does, acting, interviews, charisma... Real actors unite.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Four

    by LuminousBeing

    Idris Elba would be cool. I feel like Will Smith already did his Civil War-era movie...Wild Wild West.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can do the soundtrack too!

    by biltbuckley

    BARF.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Damn...1st time I've ever been first...

    by Master Bruce

    and I misspell the damn thing! Ah fucking well.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    First!

    by GunterMonkey

    That is all.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    And nice choice...

    by GunterMonkey

    Looking forward to this one...

  • June 22, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    WTF FRESH PRINCE

    by batman713

    Will Smith should have been chasing this role if his life depended on it.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Jamie Hector

    by Man in Suit

    . . . should have gotten the part. Not Jamie Fox!

  • June 22, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Awesome...

    by KHjLL

  • June 22, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Not first.

    by GunterMonkey

    There is an error on this website. boo. :(

  • ...

  • June 22, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    That being said . . .

    by Man in Suit

    . . . Nordling is right about not reading the script beforehand. I went through ten pages of "Unchained" and put it down because I didn't want to spoil it. Inglorious Basterds is a great read, even after the fact, so you won't be missing out on anything if you wait to read "Unchained" 'til after its release.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    no foxx please

    by kanye west

  • June 22, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Fart

    by MilkyLicker

  • June 22, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by MRJONZ72

  • June 22, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I mean...

    by MilkyLicker

    First.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Should've been Dave Chapelle

    by Nabster

    Fox sucks, he's annoying.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Han_Hit_Period

    also, i agree w/ you about Edris

  • June 22, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    by Han_Hit_Period

    Idris

  • June 22, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Cannot stand Jamie Foxx anymore

    by Surfaces_are_supposed_to_be_FLAT

    ever since the "Cyrus-gate" incident. I lost all respect for him and feel that he showed his true colors. He is not a bad actor though, and despite personally disliking him, it won't affect my enjoyment of this film. Hey am I first on this thread too?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Well I like him better than Willie in the roll

    by MRJONZ72

  • June 22, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    JAIMIE FOXX as DJANGO...

    by KHjLL

    JAMIE FOXX - LEONARDO DICAPRIO, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, CHISTOPHER WALTZ in QUENTIN TARANTINO'S SOUTHERN: DJANGO UNCHAINED ...A match made in Spaghetti heaven. What an ensemble. The BEST mutherfucking news I heard all day.... Just got NEVADA SMITH - DOLEMITE - DISCO GODFATHER can't wait 2 drift off into ONCE UPON A TIME...

  • June 22, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    2012 looking 2 be a good year...

    by KHjLL

  • June 22, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Well

    by DukeDeMondo

    There you go.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Good, no smith!

    by Megadeth

    Good, no smith!

  • June 22, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Southern??

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    Uh... what the fuck is this film called again?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by ShogunMaster

    I'm glad Tarantino is only maturing with his projects. Wish Tim Burton would do the same..

  • June 22, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Good News/Bad News

    by Quackfu

    No Smith=sigh of relief No Elba= Frowny Face Foxx???? I think he could do it.....but......dunno

  • June 22, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I'll go see it

    by ATARI

  • June 22, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    well he's black..

    by craaayz

    i'll give him that.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    First

    by gangrel76547

    Good Choice.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn

    by lostboytexas

    Obit where?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Hhhhhhhh...

    by GuruOfFunk

    I despise Jamie Fox more than almost anyone else in Hollywood. Not crazy about his name but everyone else in it sounds very good.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    It's not Swill, so that's good.

    by kabong

    Hoo Ray.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Not a bad choice

    by Conaw

    He's a pretty good actor and I think he'll fit well in a Tarantino film.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    really?

    by Monolith_Jones

    I haven't read the script but that was the best choice? Does he fit the role?

  • June 22, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    better than Will

    by Beezbo

    at least

  • June 22, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    lame

    by evilmasterfoo

    idris elba was a better choice

  • June 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    by Django

    Last.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Last

    by Django

  • June 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    First

    by Django

  • June 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    lastshallbefirst

    by Django

  • June 22, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Not amused

    by Django

    Jamie Foxx is not who I would have picked. He's kinda full of himself. Not very likable. Almost anyone else would have been better.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Sounds epic.

    by blakindigo

    Hope Foxx will bring his a game.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    When does he start playing the guitar?

    by Somerichs

    :)

  • June 22, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Not a bad choice

    by TrplAAAg35

  • June 22, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Going to be amazing

    by TenderBranson

    I hope Dicaprio gains 100 lbs. and grows a beard.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait! Such a Huge Fan!

    by duluoztripping

  • June 22, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Excellent news.

    by Flip63Hole

    Congrats, Jamie! Hurry up, Quentin!

  • June 22, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Idris "Luther" Elba is a much better choice. Oh well.

    by Imagikafan

    We'll see how it turns out.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    elba would've killed it

    by paynoattentiontothemanbehindthecurtain

    but foxx should do pretty well.

  • June 22, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I wanted to make a live-action adaptation of Catcher Freeman

    by D.Vader

    But I guess Tarantino is gonna beat me to it.

  • June 22, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Meh.

    by Rerun

    Kickin it off in style.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    odd-wouldve perferred SMIF

    by BILLY

    But, lets see what happens

  • June 22, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    We're all thinking it...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    What is wrong with your hair?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Nooooooooooo!

    by Anklavepak

  • June 22, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    nigga please

    by HarrysTitCheese

    Should've been Michael K. Williams. Foxx ain't black enough to have been straight off a boat from Africa.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    ....

    by Anklavepak

    He is bland, it's like casting a model in the role!

  • June 22, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    welcome to erf

    by BILLY

    SMIF WOULD'VE been better. Him and Quentin sounded like a "too good to be true"

  • June 22, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Where are the comments?

    by MOSDEF

    ?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    FIRST?

    by stelios kantos

    COME ON, FIRST

  • June 22, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Bah

    by Darth Thoth

    Elba all the way. Oh well.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    my first post in a minute

    by Darth Thoth

    Had to take a time-out from AICN after that racist BTS King Kong pic from awhile back. But I'm back. Hopefully I won't be subjected to similar foolishness going forward.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    by johnnyutah8

    cant stand jaime foxx

  • June 22, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn

    by lostboytexas

    Obit where?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Ugh, I hate this guy.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    He's one of those actors that has a really big, dumb mouth and it's hard to see past that because he is a good actor, although I don't think he's right AT ALL for this part.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    fist?

    by MrMajestic

    fist?

  • I've read the script. I'm VERY disappointed in this casting choice. Don't see it. But they might make it work, who knows.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    God No!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by SMARTASS8

    I love Tarantino but despise Jamie Foxx with every fiber of my being. He's proof it's who you know in Hollywood rather than needing any talent.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    He needs a comeback. Great!

    by loki965

  • June 22, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    And he likes the Mavs. Suck it LeBron.

    by loki965

  • June 22, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Looks like

    by rookie116

    a helluva cast. I was rooting for Elba as well. Foxx has been in a lot of shitty movies lately whereas Elba seems to have been on a roll since The Office.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    correction

    by rookie116

    since The Wire*

  • I have the script, I've read it three times, I think it's probably the best thing Tarantino's ever written - - but as for choosing Jamie Foxx for this part? Foxx can be a good actor, but it's VERY, VERY hard for me to see him in this role. Not to mention - Foxx has a movie star's "p.r." problem - meaning that there are things in this script - in this movie - that I just can't see a big star letting himself do. Some of the things this character does are pretty extreme. That said, maybe Foxx and Tarantino agreed that he'd do what's in the script - most likely, they did before he signed on. But I'm EXTREMELY disappointed in this casting. Tarantino should have chosen an unknown - or at least someone without such a huge off-screen personality. I'm sorry, but when I think of Foxx, I don't see him in this part. This part cries out for someone with much better acting chops. Waltz is obviously perfect for Dr. Shultz. But casting DiCaprio as Candie and Foxx as Django? VERY disappointed.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    He's not terrible...

    by Zappatude

    ...but he is overrated.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    FUCK.

    by SebastianHaff

    I'll still go see it because it's new Tarantino. But I fucking HATE Jaime Foxx. This is a stupid idea.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Purpa Sadu lives!

    by Money Daniels

    It's true.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Southern???

    by batfunk

  • June 22, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    And I say that constructively.

    by SebastianHaff

    Not just being an angry fanboy. I'm not the biggest Will Smith fan, but I could have lived with him taking it, just because I realize there's some talent in there SOMEWHERE. If anyone could have cultivated it, it would have been Tarantino. <br><p> But this cunt snot? He doesn't act. He OVER-acts. He's smug as shit and can't even hide it when he's supposed to be playing a down on his luck character. Much like Sean Penn, another actor I don't understand the love for, I can ALWAYS see him acting. He never becomes invisible in the role, and I don't think he'd ever want to be. This is a huge aspect of the movie, and I just think it's a rotten decision. <br><p> But how many fucking Oscars do I have? There ya go. I'll still see it.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    This is good..

    by Lerkst

    Foxx can be really solid in different areas...I appreciated him in Ray, but hated the movie. The Kingdom and Miami Vice are eg's of him being better than need be in a blockbuster. He's a great actor, I'm looking forward to this.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I'm ok with the choice

    by bigbadbua

    Good cast so far.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Wait... what?

    by unkempt_sock

    Is it Django Unchained? A western? Or Southern a 'Slave Drama'? Has this news been around? I'm so confused, and I really don't like Foxx... this blows.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    eh...

    by Chris Crocker

    foxx is a good actor, but the character needs to be tall, somewhat thin, and without so much bravado.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Django Script

    by th3480

    anyone read it/seen it?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I found my Django as well.....

    by Fuzzyjefe

    it's been unchained since I was 13 years old.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    OK actor- wish he would stop making "music"

    by krabklaw

  • June 22, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    First

    by gandalfs_bong

  • June 22, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    getting excited about this one....

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    I worship at the altar of Tarantino.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Lousy casting

    by atruthandalie

  • June 22, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Why

    by Dancingforever

    Why does Jamie Foxx keep getting roles. I was hoping for Jimmie Walker.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    This Will Rock

    by pencil-man

    Man, I will never doubt QT ever again. Kill Bill wasn't my bag... but holy crap. I am excited. Is that OK?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    First!! I can't believe it!!!

    by The Red

  • June 22, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    What a bro.

    by Q

    Also first?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    More Hollywood Bartardizations!

    by marc

    Django in it's many forms were unique westerns but this... Maybe it will be a great film like Basterds but why use the Django name. I'd like to see Jodorowsky do a Django film and not with Foxx.

  • I just lost interest in this. Jamie Fox plays uber hip Jamie Fox. Expect a single and video with Jamie lip syncing his Django Unchained single on American idol. This is just major suckage for what sounded kinda cool a day ago.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Southern or Django Unchained?

    by CountOrlok

    Which is it?

  • June 22, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    I admire Foxx, but he's played out

    by Joe

    Too many paycheck roles...ordinarily, that cellist one with Downey would have garnered him some acclaim, but I think Tinseltown has deemed Ray to be his opus and unworthy of further fellating. I hope he really stretches with this role, and maybe even underplays it, if that's effing possible with a Tarantino script. This is a potent cast. Kudos to all for probably taking a paycut to keep his low budget low. And I am scared shitless what this will be like without Sally Menke...anyone know whom he is grooming to replace her? /sniff...RIP.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    And Will Smith says...

    by JMskywaslker

    AWWWW HELL NAAAWWW!

  • June 22, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Southern?!?!?

    by DeckardB26354

    I thought this was going to be a Spaghetti Western!

  • June 22, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Damn. Idris Elba would've been better.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    STRINGER BELL!

  • June 22, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    good news

    by chains

    Can't wait to see this. Great actors all around and a talented director. May go on full spoiler avoidance for maximum effect.

  • June 22, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Eh...

    by CHEWBLACCA

    I'm sorry, but Jamie Foxx does nothing for me. He's probably a swell guy, though.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Oh Well

    by cornholiosbungholio

    Guess Foxx will bring less baggage than Will Smith! People would get flashbacks of Smith in Wild Wild West seeing him in fancy threads! I read the script for Django Unchained recently and found it pretty OK. It felt a lot like reading the script of Inglourious Basterds, in that it felt different from the Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction scripts. I think Waltz has a pretty good role and would love to see Jackson potray the house N! Should be good!

  • June 22, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by sjfatty

    Good call

  • June 22, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I don't like it

    by pw

    Not sure why

  • June 22, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    FIIIIIIRST!

    by Uopap

    Cool casting.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Swearer helllll nawwwww

    by c4andmore

    Foxx looks like a mongoloid, and not the ones from Mongolia either.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    o

    by pencil-man

    o

  • June 22, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    Wasn't looking forward to Will Smith, but this thrills me even less.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Will Smith would've been awesome, but this'll due.

    by Yelsaeb

  • June 22, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Foxxxxx is awful,just awful

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

  • June 22, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    First

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    And I'm not sure how I feel about this.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Hey, first!

    by Yelsaeb

    Yay for me.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Ok

    by KonkBob

  • June 22, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Oh well....

    by roninredshade

    ....There went my interest.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    ????????????????????????

    by F-18

  • June 22, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I don't know about this...

    by TinDrummer

    Jamie Foxx seems like such a douche. But I trust Quentin.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    foist?

    by surprider22

  • June 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    He's aight

    by samurai_montana

    Idris wouldve been cool though

  • June 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I was hoping this would be about Reinhardt

    by I Max U Mini

  • June 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    southern or djnago

    by surprider22

  • June 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    which one?

    by surprider22

    im confused

  • June 22, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Impressed

    by samurai_montana

    I didn't post first? It was hard

  • June 22, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    also....

    by surprider22

    Franco Nero!!!...get him back on the screen!!

  • June 22, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Ryan Dunn

    by lostboytexas

    Obit where?

  • June 22, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Would have preferred Elba or even Smith

    by NotARegular

    Jamie Foxx's off-screen arrogance never sat right with me as opposed to Smith's, which comes across as charming.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Hardly call this a "dramatic role." More like a schmaltzy one.

    by Jerry Piper

  • June 22, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    First!!!

    by Michael

    BAM! My planted my first first flag. All hail Egons_Mold_Spore!!

  • June 22, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Also -

    by NotARegular

    Isn't Smith doing a Shyamalan movie soon? He said "yes" to Shyamalan and "no" to Tarantino? Really?? You'd think he'd want an Oscar over a Razzie.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    And now to comment...

    by Michael

    Was kind of pulling for Will Smith on this one. Would have been a complete change for both QT and Will to work together. Foxx is a good actor though. I'm hopeful...

  • June 22, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    basterds was GARBAGE!!!

    by lisa

    sorry, but tis true!

  • June 22, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Called it

    by Nachokoolaid

  • June 22, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah he looks just like Franco Nero.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • June 22, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Oh wait.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • June 22, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    First!

    by dio

    Tarantino is doing a slave flick? Umm...

  • June 22, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by GodsRightHandGimp

    I just Djangoed in my mouth.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Post 0

    by Chopper

    What a great choice!

  • June 22, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Maybe not first

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    Talkback is jacked.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Foxx? Not interested in this at all now.

    by Jeditemple

    I can't stand that talentless punk. Casting FAIL.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I prefer ...

    by enya_mouf

    Elba too. Jamie Foxx has made way too much crap since Ray.

  • June 22, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    will eli roth be in black face

    by animas

    to play "The Bear Black"

  • June 23, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I wanted Idris Elba.

    by tomandshell

  • June 23, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    OMG, I'm FIRST!

    by Simpsonian

  • June 23, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    chopper

    by misterfurly

    was probably crying because lack of talk back action wahhhhhh

  • June 23, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, I am the last surviving person on the planet

    by Simpsonian

    I am lonely and afraid. God, I miss the talkbackers. I'm going to kill myself now. Goodbye.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    i hope

    by misterfurly

    all the "first" posters feel like the retards they are

  • June 23, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Should've gone with an unknown

    by Andy Pandy

  • June 23, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Misguided "First!" posts are hilarious.

    by tomandshell

    Posts were delayed, would-be rock stars.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I'm so glad it's not Will Smith

    by disfigurehead

    He would have dragged his ugly picaninnies with him

  • June 23, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    I asked QT to hire Jamie Foxx in an earlier talkback (May 7)

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    It's all my fault. :)

  • June 23, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Actually, that was May 6

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Yeah, he took my advice.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Dave Chapelle was born for this role

    by Nabster

    Don Glover would've been cool as well, but Fox sucks.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    worst of the 3

    by double_l88

    Leonardo is not confirmed yet either.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Idris Elba would be better

    by jimmy_009

    Can't help but feel that no matter what the role called for, Elba would be better suited. Oh well.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I think Smith would have been good for it.

    by Happyfat73

    I easily pictured him when reading the script, more so than Stringer Bell or Foxx.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx is fine

    by Sanyi

    Not my favourite but I'm not against the idea. And remember, this is a Tarantino-movie! The guy knows how to control his actors so I trust him on this one. Django Unchained will rule, I tell ya!

  • June 23, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    Foxx's sunglasses did all the acting for him in "Ray."

    by fustfick

    When you can see Foxx's eyes, you can tell he's faking it big time. He's not a convincing actor. But QT tends to bring out the best in the peeps he works with, so there is certainly hope. Will Smith's "handlers" were way to sketched by the material to let him play Django. Too bad. I love it when huge movie stars get the chance to remind you they're actually really good actors, too.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Would have preferred Will Smith...

    by AshMcQ

    I loved Ray but ever since then he played his roles always the same way with this kind of hip attitude.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Oh, anyone who thinks Foxx can't act should watch Any Given Sunday

    by The Krypton Kid

  • June 23, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    People are saying Foxx CAN'T act?

    by Darth Melkor

    He has an Oscar that says otherwise. And let's not forget Collateral.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Shoulda made it in '96 with Tim Roth and Samuel.L...

    by workshed

    ...now THAT would have been perfect casting. And, like I always say, it won't rate amongst the best 'A Band Apart Productions' without Roth. Roth was the reason Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction worked and we're still waiting for another film of that calibre sixteen years on. It's been a long wait QT.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Horrible

    by DannyOcean01

    I'd be happy as larry for Foxx to prove me wrong, and it's not like he hasn't performed well in the past, but Elba was my pick. Don't care about physicality, don't care about comedic elements (actors should have range for all roles), Elba stands out and is a far more interesting casting choice than Foxx. Not sure if the US gets the show, but people need to check out Luther. It might not have the best plots, but Elba's performance is really unique and breathes new life into a tired genre.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Inglorious Blacksterds?

    by Mel

  • only queers think they're cool if they post first. when people do it on my youtube comments i delete them and block them.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Regarding who was first...

    by batfunk

    When I added a comment in the early hours of this morning, there were no other comments, just empty space. What's goin' on Harry? We can't even rely on being first anymore! And while you're at it, is it Southern or Django Unchained?

  • June 23, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Meh

    by Mozzerino

    Would have preferred Big Willie.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Hate Crimes

    by batfunk

    Harry, why do you tolerate homophobic fascists on your site?

  • June 23, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Let me guess: Instead of carrying a coffin with a Gatling gun

    by KilliK

    he will carry a dj deck and a microphone which he will use to intimate his enemies: DJANGO IS MY NAME A BLACK SLAVE FREE OF HIS CHAIN WHITE TRASH RAPED AND KILLED MY DAME IT IS TIME FOR ME TO BRING YOU PAIN YO.

  • We use words like FAGGOT, HOMO and QUEER. We use these words as the backbone of of a life spent pissing off women like you. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a woman who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very comedy that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "Thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!

  • June 23, 2011, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Should have been GARY COLEMAN.

    by Darth_Kong

  • June 23, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Idris Elba too soft for Django

    by Lourdes Galan

    Foxx is better choice. Great casting.

  • June 23, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Disappointed in Foxx, didn't think QT would get a mainstream actor

    by filmcoyote

    Smith was never circling this project. QT write it for Smith and openly said he wanted Smith. Smith took one look at the disgusting, racist screenplay and said no. He was right to do so, it would have been a terrible fit for him as well. Foxx is making a mistake taking this on. It's not just Spike Lee style complaining about the use of the N-word in dialogue. QT can argue the 'in character' argument on that and whether you agree with him or not he can hide behind it. But the screenplay for Django Unchained also uses the N-word in character descriptions, stage directions etc. That cannot be argued for, it is simply revolting racism. No mainstream African American actor should go near this. I'm disappointed in Foxx for doing this. On a side note though - Fassneto, Elba too soft for Django! Seriously?! Elba would beat Foxx down all day one handed without breaking a sweat. You're saying In Living Color, Collateral, Ray, Valentine's Day's Jamie Foxx would be a better bad-ass choice than The Wire, Luther, Losers, Thor's Elba. You my friend are nuts. As nuts as Foxx for taking this racist script.

  • June 23, 2011, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I can't stand Jamie Fox

    by elsewhere

    but he did an admirable job in one of my favorite movies Collateral, so I'll give him a chance. Leo playing a bad guy should be interesting.

  • June 23, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Oscar winners? Who needs Oscar winners?

    by Baked

    Completely overrated. And while we're at it, how about we get those guys from Crank to do the camera work...that should make it exciting and we can save the budget for explosions!

  • June 23, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Levar Burton...

    by nemov

    was born to play this part.

  • June 23, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Where can I get the script? I really want to read this now

    by tamethecunt

    I"Ve looked everywhere to no avail. W/ Leo playing the bad guy I"d really like to see this in my mind to see if it'll work. Somebody with it help out a brother. Oh, I still would have preferred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackey or Derek Luke for the role. Or even Idris Elba. I"m glad it's not Will Smith though.

  • June 23, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    oh god no...

    by knowthyself

    ugh...

  • June 23, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by batfunk

    Let me guess. You're a teenager who's never had a girlfriend, you wank over America's Got Talent, you search for backward masked messages on Judas Priest records and your mum won't let you watch True Blood. Get a life you hillbilly!

  • June 23, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Sunwukong86, you seem to be missing the point

    by filmcoyote

    Obviously QT would want a mainstream actor and his first choice was indeed Will Smith (as i said). My point was i didn't think given the script's casual racial slurs even in stage directions that he would get a mainstream African American actor to do it. Smith turned him down, i expected other mainstream actors to do the same, which is why i'm surprised Foxx accepted the role.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I Would Have Rather Have Seen Elba Too, But Foxx Is Cool

    by NeonFrisbee

    He was great in "Ray" and I can't stand music bio-pics.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    filmcoyote

    by cptrios

    I don't know what to tell you. If you're going to get this upset about the script, then I can't imagine you'd have watched anything Tarantino did after Pulp Fiction (with his "dead n-word storage" scene). Themes of "blaxploitation" are just one of his things...and something tells me that the guy who single-handedly made Samuel L. Jackson a movie star is unlikely to be a legitimate racist. That being said, it is slightly surprising to see a mainstream black actor take the role, as this is definitely not a racially sensitive movie. Whether or not it's racIST will be the subject of much debate.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Oh well...

    by Phimseto

    Of all the actors circling the role, Foxx was the one I wanted least. I don't dislike him, but Smith, Elba, Eijefor...they would have been awesome in the role.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Too bad...

    by strongpot

    Foxx is a racist @hole

  • June 23, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    RATHER HAVE...

    by johnnyrandom

    ...Elba, or Smith even. Jamie Foxx is a fuckin' asshat. And what the fuck is with the precision hairline? Seriously? And the fuckin' earring? Sheesh. My interest in this just went downhill.

  • June 23, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    How many cocks did Foxx manager had to suck to get the part?

    by Ricardo

    Tarantino, NO! Don't fall for that. Cast an UNKNOWN!

  • June 23, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Excellent choice.

    by HoboCode

    Those who doubt his acting ability obviously have not seen Collateral. In the hands of a capable director, this guy can be amazing.

  • June 23, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Michael K. Williams..

    by ZomBea_Arthur

    Makes Jamie, Will and Idris look like extras on "That's So Raven." He would have OWNED this role. Hopefully there's still a smaller role he can put on an acting class in.

  • June 23, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Dave Chappelle

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    Someone suggested him in a previous talkback. Since then I have had my fingers crossed that somehow that would actually happen. Poop.

  • June 23, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Inglorious Basterds was terrible.

    by tradeskilz

    Brat Pitt was awful and so was the rest of the basterds. Hell the only guy i cared about was the german officer that got his head bashed in by the bear jew. (what a stupid name)

  • June 23, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Krypton Kid, you are wrong....

    by Damned if I can login

    I've been the initial poster in more than a dozen threads, and NOT ONCE have I used the "F" word. Check the Christina Hendrix/Wonder Woman thread if ya don't believe me.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Ejiofor

    by paynoattentiontothemanbehindthecurtain

    why hasn't hollywood warmed to this guy? he would have made a better rhodey than howard or cheadle. red belt ftw.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Foxx is no Idris Elba, not even close, not in the same ballpark

    by Stabby

    If Quentin was looking to cast an Idris Elba type. Epic fail! Elba is a badass. Foxx cannot do badass. He can only do smarmy smartass. I don't know what QT was going for so maybe that was what he wants.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    AGREED...

    by johnnyrandom

    ...Ejiofor is the most talented sambo working today!

  • June 23, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I would love to see QT make a Blacula remake

    by Stabby

    But seriously, not grindhouse parody style.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    @ melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by paynoattentiontothemanbehindthecurtain

    i appreciate your use of the word 'woman' as a pejorative. it allows me to automatically disregard the rest of your protohomind blather.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    "Django Unchained" reads like agitprop.

    by Soundblaster

  • June 23, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Hey Haters, Fox has an Oscar, he's already proven himself.

    by ganymede3010

    So go fuck yourselves.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I can only imagine...

    by Soundblaster

    ...Tarantino is lost in a sea of 'Yes Men'. Otherwise, I'm sure, someone would have advised him against this project.

  • When this guy's on, he's on, and he can be a real badass, too. And his comedic chops were proven in his days on In Living Color. Idris Elba was my first choice, if only because I'm a Wire acolyte, but I think Foxx and QT are a lot better match than people around here recognize.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Also, Americans won't embrace a movie about Slavery.

    by ganymede3010

    This is one subject that Hollywood refuses to touch. That's because they know no one is going to pay and see it. Despite the magnitude of the star-power, this movie will be a box-office flop. Americans detest even discussing the subject of Slavery. If a movie ever depicted how slaves were really" treated it would make the movie "Saw" look like a Saturday morning Cartoon.

  • June 23, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Jaime Lee Foxx?

    by tacoplenty

    Quentin, say it ain't so!

  • June 23, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    @ganymede3010

    by Soundblaster

    I don't think all Americans are averse to discussing slavery. In fact, it is a discussion worth having for many, as it is an unavoidable aspect of our history. However, "Django Unchained" discusses nothing; it is merely a large budgeted Neo-Blacksploitation pic. Also, if you're looking for the 'SAW of slavery films', Tarantino's piece might just be up your alley.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Now I'm confused

    by CherryValance

    Is this Django supposed to be like Django, meaning badass. Because I can't see Jamie Foxx as badass. He's too goofy looking. Don't get me, wrong he's a talented actor and singer but I dunno. I thought this was gonna be like a slave revenge thing. So I was thinking someone like Mr. Eko. Eh, what do I know? *shrugs*

  • I'm sure Tarantino is just salivating at the opportunity to use the 'N' word a million times in a movie.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    What's with his hair? what does he cut it with, a slide rule?

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • June 23, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    @the_choppah

    by Soundblaster

    And, oh, he does, if the script is any indication.

  • June 23, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    DECEASED MOOR REPOSITORY

    by Trevor

  • June 23, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    by AsimovLives

    Remember THE 25TH HOUR? It was a story writen by a white guy about 3 white guys and, excluding the fact one of them was going to jail for drug dealings, it was a story very much about white guys of a certain age. And the movie was directed by Spike Jonze. Who's not a white guy. Who cares if a movie about slavery is being directed by a white boy? The director could be a chinese who never learned to speak english. It doesn't matter. All it matters is his talent.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    asi, Spike Jonze is a white guy, you're thinking of Spike Lee

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    who sucks. Most overrated hack director ever who owes his entire career to his ethnicity.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    I think you mean Spike Lee. Spike Jonze is a white guy that made a movie about a white kid and several wild things.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    asi, i don't care if a white guy directs a movie about slavery

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I just think that a large percent of whites would not be interested in a slavery revenge fantasy. And I'm not sure that black would be either regardless of who directed it. But that said, as others have noted this is a blacksploitation movie and not really a movie about slavery. I see Tarantino treating the white slave owners as he did the Nazis in Basterds with gruesome results and I'm not sure there is an audience for that. It could be quite controversial.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Take that FUCKIN' ear-ring out of your ear

    by steve

    Holy fuckin' cliche.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Do black movie-goers even watch the movie they're at?

    by steve

    Just scream and shout all the way through it mostly.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    the_choppah, fucking hell, i goofed up!

    by AsimovLives

    Such a shame on me, since i'm a fan of both directors.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    It's ok Asi, nobody's perfect

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Spike's a stupid name anyway, unless you're a dog.

  • Actually, i'd love to see a movie where it presented the fact that many black people actually fought on the side of the South. A movie about black characters who found themselves in different sides of the civil war, having to fight fellow blacks. From such a scenario a revenge tale could emerge. And one that would be far less cliched and usual, don't you think?

  • June 23, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Could be good, but to be honest

    by Teddy Artery

    I'd rather see Tarantino move on to stage plays. His movies have always played liked glorified stage plays because of his dialogue and he could push himself in new ways. The movies are starting to get predictable.

  • June 23, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Is this a movie anyone wants to see?

    by crazybubba

    seriously, whats it about? i can't imagine a slavery revenge flick drawing any kind of interest from anyone.

  • Imagine a slave being whipped and demeaned by his white master. Then imagine the white master raping the slave's wife in front of him. Now, imagine him escaping and taking revenge on his slave owner and his cronies: cutting off heads and limbs and scalps to keep as trophies, making love to the slave owner's wife who secretly harbors jungle fever and setting the Confederate flag on fire. This ain't gonna play well in the South. QT better tread carefully.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Re: huntermurals

    by Ricardo

    Exactly. Why bother with a good film, if they'll be standing up and yelling at the screen at all times?

  • June 23, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Tarantino was spotted recently at a bar in my hometown

    by frank

    of Knoxville, TN. Maybe some of this movie will be set here. Tarantino has some reference to Knoxville in many of his movies. Even though we’d probably be portrayed in a bad light, it would still be cool if there was a Knoxville scene in the movie.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Foxx won't pussyfoot around the material.

    by Batutta

    I think Smith would have been too concerned with his image and pulled back from the more salacious aspects. There's something less refined about Foxx and I think that will work for Django.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    GOOD CASTING

    by BSB

    He's got that slave look down pat.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    I'm glad he found his Django.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Those damn Djangos...always in the last place you look. Also, I was going to suggest Dave Chappelle. I think it would turn out like a 2-hour "Time Haters" feature film.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Eh a little disappointed but I do like Foxx

    by Wcwlkr

    I was really hoping for Idris Elba. Even though I really do think Will Smith would've killed this. Foxx was definitely my least favorite choice. I think he's a great actor loved him in Ray, Collateral, The Kingdom. Law Abiding Citizen was just ok, but I really think Smith or Elba would've killed this. Oh well I'm still really excited to see this movie. And hope it's better than Basterds, that kind of let me down.

  • June 23, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I'm black and I don't talk in theatres during movies.

    by Trevor

    Is that bad?

  • I've had enough Foxx tpo last two lifetimes. Idris Elba would have been my choice.

  • When I look at him all's I sees is Bunz. Speaking of which, Vivica A. Fox did not age well. I think she's looking to be the next Oprah Winfrey, size-wise.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I second DonKingKong...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...and vote for the Fresh Prince in blackface.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Chill out, haters.

    by HoboCode

    I guarantee you when Tarantino's done you won't even realize it's Foxx. Can anyone imagine if Pulp Fiction came out today and they announced Travolta was going to be the lead? You all would shit toy cars, but that has become one of the most iconic roles and performances in film history. So take a Valium and calm down.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    the_choppah

    by AsimovLives

    On your sugestion i have kept watching GAME OF THRONES, today i finished the 4th episode, and suffice to say, i'm completly hooked on the show. The opening titles alone kills me everytime i watch it. I never, never skip the opening titles. Like i used to with ROME. I think we might be underestimating the market of seeing racists getting their bloody comeuppence, even in the american south. Don't forget, in many states in the south, the black population are the majority in most counties (like in Mississippi). If you ask me, i think Tarantino is into something we aren't aware yet.

  • June 23, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I agree with hobocode. QT haters chill out, please.

    by AsimovLives

    Tarantino never does anything by the book. He never makes a movie in which you can predict how it's going to be. Whatever he will going to make, it will be diferent then anything anybody can predict. Which is good. The only predictable thing about a Tarantino movie is that it's going to get some killer dialogue in it. Which is good. And thank fucking god that the fucking Will fucking Smith was not chosen. THANK YOU, CROM!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you very very very much!

  • June 23, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Fresh Prince in blackface

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    That's hilarious. I probably wouldn't have taken him seriously in the role.

  • June 23, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    No Appreciation for Foxx? Does Anyone Here Actually Watch Movies?

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    I guess I picked up on Foxx when I first saw "Collateral." I had already seen "Ray," and my problems with that film were more to do with the script and absolutely nothing to do with Foxx's performance. It was a film that did not pull me in. Seemed very much like a white man's interpretation of a black musician's life. But "Collateral," for all the attention it gets being a film that coincides with the zenith period Tom Cruise's public outrageousnesses. Odd time. You know, copeing from divorce, remarriage jitters, egomania, escapism into religious zealotry. We all have those moments. But never you mind, you had Mann directing a straight ahead thriller. His first major use of digital filmmaking. There were several things that could have gone wrong, and in some's views, it did. But what I see is one of the great male character roles: Foxx's Max is every bit as entertaining and interesting as Grant's unsuspecting Roger Thornhill. And he takes every character opportunity that Mann gives him and makes Max, not only someone we root for, but someone we actually believe has the guts, intelligence, and stamina to get through the night. He makes a dreamer who gets a chance to live out a fantasy: to be a hero. And it turns, for him, into a nightmare. And yet Foxx gives us a humanity that makes the terror breathtakingly real. All his stupid decisions, his mistakes, his cowardice, it all comprises a man just trying to stay above water. It really is a platform for Foxx, and man, he gets it right. I dare anyone to watch that film and have problems with what he does. I see how other's dislike the film, but that performance is another thing. In a clearly mainstream action film, we get a true piece of acting. Maxx is just a great character; and his scene with Ms. Smith at the beginning is one of the best meet-cutes ever. And just sly and entertaining as all get out. Ten minutes of conversation as awesome as any shoot-out displayed in the film. Just good. I haven't even mentioned any of the other performances, often in films that have major detractors, but whose Foxx's contribution is undeniable. And often there best asset. "Any Given Sunday" (watch that film, then with his other performances and watch how he fleshes out the stereotype of a black professional athlete, how he plays with it, gives it its due and then shatters it, playing Beaman as both terribly intelligent and terribly young), "The Soloist" (watch him juggle those lines, as if each odd throwaway was actually an image, a real thought in his head, but said at lightning fast speed - like a great Jazz musician just riff-riff-riffing), and "Jarhead" (again, another role that is complex and comes so close to stereotype it might be hard to see the immense contribution of Foxx's skill as a tightrope walker, makeing black professional men on film as full dimensional as is rarely possible in Hollywood films). When coupled with a great director, Foxx is unbeatable. This will be a great performance, if not a great film.

  • June 23, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Awesome Batutta, Awesome - Some Respect, finally.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • June 23, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    no Ryan Dunn? this movie will suck then

    by lostboytexas

    obit = where?

  • Then on a dime claiming that it's not because of their race, it's because "they're all 'hacks'." "Can't we just put Joseph Gordon-Levitt in brown makeup?"

  • June 23, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Idris Elba is TOO bad ass

    by Kammich

    It would've removed any tension or suspense from the script, because we all would've expected Elba to break free, kill 40,000 white people, fuck ALL of their wives, and then coolly smoke a cigar afterwards. And that all would've happened in the first 90 seconds.

  • June 23, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Eek. That's a real shame...

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Foxx is an impersonator, not an actor. That's why he did such a good job in RAY. But the guy can't actually "act" for shit-- like, y'know, create a character, tap into real emotions, and all the other stuff actors do. Smith would have been a lot more Tarantino's speed, seeing as that he's an established actor with a complicated public image for QT to take advantage of. But he, too, has trouble with the whole "acting" thing. I'd put him in the same category as Brad Pitt-- they give it their all, A's for effort all around, but at the end of the day they just aren't ringin' too true on the ol' believability-meter unless they're basically playing themselves (FIGHT CLUB for Pitt, and maybe, um, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire" for Smith? Sorta his finest work...). Pitt was perfectly fine in BASTERDS, but his character was probably the least interesting aspect of the entire movie. Idris Elba, though, I mean Stringer Bell and Idris Elba are two different people as far as I'm concerned. The man is gifted. But GDT plays ball with the studios, doesn't go overbudget, and doesn't make movies that make ya think about anything but monsters and elves. So I guess he gets first pick since he's the safer financial bet. And a motherfucking genius like QT gets studio-mandated prima donna jackasses like Foxx. Gotta love Hollywood.

  • June 23, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Man what is so bad about Jamie Foxx?

    by AshokForgiven

    I mean... half the posts here are like... "Yeah Foxx was great in Collateral and yeeeeah he rocked in Ray but... um..... but.... like.... if you don't count Ray and Collateral and those movies where Foxx was awesome in by giving a great performance and you take all his awesome performances off the table where he rocked as an actor and stuff.... yea.... he SUCKS!!!!!" :-|

  • June 23, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    lostboytexass

    by elsewhere

    Remind me again what Ryan Dunn contributed to film? Shoving toy cars up your ass doesn't count.

  • June 23, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Should've been RuPaul

    by planetran_fan

  • June 23, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    HELL YEAH!!!

    by darth_ghidorah85

    SCORE ONE FOR THE BLACK MAN!!! MY NIGGA FOX MC IS THE SHIT!!!! I BET HE DONMT HAVE N O PITBULL, LIKE WHITEY WOULD HAVE EVRYONE ON THE WORLD BELIEVE! I BET THAT NIGGA HAD TWO COCKERSPANIELS LIKE ME!!!! SUCH A GOOD DAY, HOPEFULLY OUR PRIDE CAN TAKE OVER FILM, LIKE WE DID POLITIC, MUSICS, AND SPORTS!!! HEIL NOWITZKI!!!

  • June 23, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    ^^my favorite post of the month

    by Kammich

  • June 23, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    RIP Wallace Shawn

    by LiquidHotMagma

    truly great character actor, he will be missed. "INCONCEIVABLE!"

  • June 23, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    That sucks!

    by victah

    Since Ray, his huge fucking ego and attempts at pop stardom has made me unable to make him disappear in a role.

  • June 23, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    How About I Slather On a Little More QT "Hate"?

    by ThatEndDown

    Yes, this is going to be a total "hater" post according to you people. Oh well. I'm sure you'll deal with it. Anything with DiCaprio starring gets an automatic pass. Just can't stand watching the kid try to act and only end up looking like he is trying to squeeze out a huge dump. Jamie Foxx...eh, the only good performance I have ever seen from him was his performance in Ray. Anything before or since has been less than great. As for the "infallible" QT? I'm still waiting for him to do something good again. The Kill Bill films were fun but don't work together as a whole (and they are one film; don't care what anyone else says). His last two were underwhelming and boring. I get it, Quentin. You love grindhouse/exploitation pictures. I do, too. But do you really need to make film after film after film where you pay homage to your beloved grindhouse flicks? Granted, everything you have done during your entire career has been homage to grindhouse genres. But you used to mask that with great stories, great characters, and great dialogue. I just want to be blown away by one of your films again, like I was with Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and to a lesser extent Jackie Brown.

  • June 23, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    HERE'S THE SCRIPT!

    by Osiris3657

    It's pretty good http://www.mediafire.com/?ssjmch3ws9v9m19

  • June 24, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    How old is this character supposed to be?

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    This is definitely one of my least favorite casting choices from QT, who has always been a genius at casting his movies (Robert Forster in Jackie Brown). There is something I just don't like about Foxx. I actually would've rather seen Smith and I don't particularly care for him either. Too bad it couldn't be an older character, because Morgan Freeman would knock QT's dialogue out of the fuckin park. Hopefully Leo will save the day. Oh yeah.... FIRST!!!

  • June 24, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    I think Foxx is a great choice

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I like a lot of his movies. I think he's a great fit. I love this cast, and am pumped for another Tarantino film. He sucks as a singer though. Hopefully it's not a musical.

  • June 24, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    I really like fox but.......

    by Mr.Vengeance

    Can some give Michael Jai White some love, the mortal kombat mini series is good fun, but cant help thinking that he is slumming it big time.

  • June 24, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    wtf

    by JAMF

    i only read it the other day and i thought jacky ido from inglorious basterds would be django or one of those guys from the wire maybe? and dicaprio as candie? now i've read it i can see that really wont work, shoulda got bale instead. dicaprio looks like a little boy having a tantrum when he plays angry.

  • June 24, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Not Bad

    by Hipshot

    1) Tarantino shines at reinventing people. Foxx needs it--Smith does not. He's the biggest star in the world, and probably passed. Not his image, and there are some troubling things that would have pissed off his wifie. 2) "Southern" as opposed to "Western." 3) "Mississippi Burning" wasn't about slavery. Took place in the 1960's, and was a loathsome film mythologizing the role of the FBI in stopping the Klan. 4) This will be a tough sell to large swaths of the audience. There have been FAR more movies about the Civil War than there have been about the only issue that made it inevitable. People don't want to think about it. This is gonna step on a lot of white folks' last nerve.

  • June 24, 2011, noon CST

    awful awful awful casting choice

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    don cheadle it should be!even will smith would ve been better

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    about foxx he never was an good actor and he stole leo the oscar

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    he only got the oscar cus of it should be a black actor 2 win

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    foxx performance was his sunglasses nothing else

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    about collateral tom cruise saved this shit movie...foxx did his best 2 damage it

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    i hope leo wont be in this soon 2 be a bomb movie

    by captaindickbloodsrobot

  • June 24, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Victim of the Oscar curse

    by Jeditemple

    Yeaaaaaaa! Die, Foxx, die.