Sacha Baron Cohen Saddles Up for Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED

     November 11, 2011

Just when you thought the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained couldn’t get any cooler/weirder, Borat himself is headed to QT’s Western. Sacha Baron Cohen is in final negotiations to join the cast, which stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who teams up with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Variety reports that Cohen will play the small but integral role of Scotty, a gambler who buys Washington as a female companion. The cast for the film also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, and Anthony LaPaglia.

Cohen will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s 3D family film Hugo which opens Thanksgiving, followed by his next character-centric pic The Dictator next May. Django Unchained is set for release on December 25th, 2012.

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