The last of a dying breed.
When Quentin Tarantino makes a casting wishlist, he sets his sights high. “High” as in one of the biggest box office stars in the world. The writer/director is currently meeting about his upcoming spaghetti Western Django Unchained and people involved in the meetings have revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the director’s top choice for the lead role of Django, a freed slave who is trained by a German bounty hunter to save his wife, is none other than Will Smith.
The Hollywood Reporter also says that Samuel L. Jackson is circling as role as isChristoph Waltz, who was confirmed by William Morris Endeavor but he himself denied involvement. Jackson’s role would be as the head slave of the bad guy, Monsieur Calvin Candie, who would face off with Django and Waltz is being eyed as the bounty hunter, the film’s second lead.