Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno) is currently in talks to join Quentin Tarantino’s latest film project, Django Unchained. If cast he would play the character of Tennessee Harry. In addition, Rex Linn of CSI: Miami fame has also joined the film. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gerald McRaney and M.C. Gainey are already attached to the project. Here’s a brief synopsis courtesy of /Film:
In case you haven’t been following for the past few months, Django Unchained is the story of Django, a slave (Foxx) who is trained in bounty hunting by a German ex-dentist (Christoph Waltz). The two ultimately seek to free Django’s captured wife (Washington) from an evil plantation owner (DiCaprio).
Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds) has been referring to his anti-slavery film as a ‘Southern’. Surely, a nod to spaghetti westerns of yester year. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2012 and is targeted for a Dec. 25, 2012 release date.