The cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained continues to expand, and the latest actor to enter talks is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to Variety the actor may appear in the film if he can work around “several scheduling issues that could prevent him from participating.”
No details on his potential role in the film, but if he joins he’ll be re-teaming with his Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. It’ll also end a killer year for Levitt who is already starring in The Dark Knight Rises, sci-fi Looper with Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt, David Koepp’s Premium Rush (recently pushed back to August), and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis.
In the movie Django (Jamie Foxx) is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Samuel L. Jackson will play DiCario’s slave, Stephen, while Kurt Russell will play the sadistic trainer Ace Woody, who forces male slaves to fight to entertain the white patrons of Candyland.
Tarantino plans to start shooting Django Unchained in New Orleans in January, and The Weinstein Company will release it on December 25, 2012.