John Goodman Joins the Coen Brothers’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS; Anthony LaPaglia Signs on to Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED

     October 31, 2011

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A couple of high-profile 2012 films just added some more great actors to their casts.  First up, Showbiz411 reports that John Goodman is set to reunite with the Coen Brothers for a sixth time for their upcoming drama Inside Llewyn Davis.  The story follows a young musician (played by Drive‘s Oscar Isaac) trying to make it in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene.  Carey Mulligan will co-star and a couple days ago we learned that Justin Timberlake had been offered a role.  There are currently no details on what role Goodman will play, but every time he teams up with the Coens, it works out pretty great.  Goodman will next be seen in the awards-season contenders The Artist and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Hit the jump for casting news on Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained.

Deadline reports that Anthony LaPaglia will play the leader of a group of greedy Australians in Quentin Tarantino’s Southern-set Western, Django Unchained.  The movie centers on an escaped slave-turned-bounty hunter Django (Jamie Foxx) who goes on a quest to rescue his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from the cruel plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).  According to Deadline, LaPaglia and Joseph Gordon-Levitt “will play mean brothers” who cross paths with Django during the transport of a group of slaves recently purchased as fighters.  Presumably, the slaves have been bought by the villainous Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) who forces them to fight for the public’s amusement.

The ridiculously great cast also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom SaviniDjango Unchained is due out December 25, 2012.

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