It looks like Quentin Tarantino may have lined up his replacement for Kevin Costner in Django Unchained. The Wrap reports that Kurt Russell is in talks to take over the role that Costner was forced to vacate due to schedule conflicts: the villainous Ace Woody. The character is in the business of training slaves to fight each other to the death for public amusement in Tarantino’s period pic. The film stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who sets out with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Russell previously bared his bad side for Tarantino in the director’s grindhouse flick Death Proof. While it was disappointing to see Costner go, Russell is great casting in the part and I’m exciting to see him go all evil again. Django Unchained opens December 25th, 2012.