How does Joseph Gordon-Levitt spouting Quentin Tarantino dialogue in an 1800s-set western sound to you? Well, if all goes according to plan, we’ll be able to see just that. Variety reports that Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The pic stars Jamie Foxx as the titular character, a freed slave who sets out with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) on a quest to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner. Gordon-Levitt’s Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio is set as the plantation-owning villain. The actor is keen on taking the role, but he’ll apparently have to sort out several scheduling issues to fit the pic in. He’s currently filming roles in both The Dark Knight Rises and Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited biopic Lincoln.
Production on Tarantino’s pic is set to get underway in New Orleans in January. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tom Savini and Don Johnson. Django Unchained opens December 25th, 2012.