A new trailer for writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained has been released. This new Django trailer is way more fun than a movie about slavery has any right to be. We get to see a lot more of Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) and her treatment at the hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). We get some sage advice from Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Stephen, and a bit of historical postulating from DiCaprio himself. Why, we even get our first look at funnyman Jonah Hill in a somewhat surprising role!
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Adult supervision is required. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained has landed online. The film stars Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, an escaped slave who goes to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) by teaming up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). This trailer is quintessential Tarantino with killer music choices, flowery dialogue, and atmosphere galore. Waltz is actually front and center here, and it’s great to see him spouting Tarnatino’s words with such cheerfulness once again. Foxx looks to be in fine form as our protagonist, but I’m eager to see more of DiCaprio’s performance as the dastardly plantation owner. Nevertheless, I love everything about this first footage and if the trailer doesn’t bring a big smile to your face, then you’re probably dead inside.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson,and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
Though the new “trailer for a trailer” trend is, in general, annoying as all get-up, exceptions do exist. Case in point is our first look at Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained by way of this trailer tease from the folks at Entertainment Tonight. Granted it’s not much, but we do get a nice tease of Leonardo DiCaprio as the dastardly plantation owner and a few shots of Jamie Foxx as the titular Django. New Quentin Tarantino films are celebrated as events, and Django Unchained is no exception. Though we’ll have a much better idea of what to expect when the full trailer drops tomorrow, I’ve already got a smile on my face from the signature zooms on display in this clip.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer preview. The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson,and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
You’re driving down the street, and it’s suddenly blocked off. You notice these weird yellow signs with nonsensical letters or numbers. There’s unusual glow lighting up a neighborhood you can’t usually see from your house. What you might have here is a film company shooting in your town. It happens a lot, and you never know where they might pop up…until now.
The following is a semi-comprehensive list of films currently shooting, what they’re shooting, and where they’re shooting. We’ll be telling you where you might get to see the very famous, the kinda famous and (if all goes well) the soon-to-be famous. While we can’t list every single movie, television show, or student film in production, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what the heck is going on where all those people are buzzing about. Want to know where in the world are Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Hit the jump for more.
Director Quentin Tarantino must have written a doozie of a role for a certain Django Unchained character; not only has Kevin Costner left the picture, but now Kurt Russell has exited as well. Both veterans were slated to play the role of Ace Woody, a villainous character who trains slaves to fight each other for public amusement. Granted, the role isn’t feel-good like Man of Steel’s Pa Kent or Miracle’s Herb Brooks, but it’s a Tarantino flick; no one gets out unscathed. Costner had previously cited scheduling difficulties for his departure from Django Unchained, but Russell’s camp has yet to provide a reason. Slightly concerning is the fact that with a December 25th release date, there hasn’t been a replacement announced just yet.
Sacha Baron Cohen also let slip that his planned cameo won’t happen due to a scheduling conflict. The rest of the Django Unchained cast, however, needs little support, boasting Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini. Hit the jump for more. [Update: We've added new information regarding Russell's role]
While Samuel L. Jackson’s role in the upcoming superhero epic The Avengers certainly won’t hurt his status as “highest grossing actor ever,” that doesn’t mean the veteran will neglect his acting roots. Jackson once again teams with director Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained later this year, a movie which draws inspiration from some of the ugliest events in American history. While we’ve brought you some good looking images of Christoph Waltz in character and of the first teaser poster, the plot itself is a bit on the ugly side. It revolves around Django, a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. King Schultz, a German-born bounty hunter (Waltz) who are out to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Jackson plays a “house slave” of plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The outstanding cast also includes Kurt Russell, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Django Unchained opens December 25th. Hit the jump to see what Jackson had to say about how Tarantino aims to handle the sensitive subject matter.
Following the release of the excellent teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, The Weinstein Company has now released the film’s official synopsis. Briefly, the movie takes place before the Civil War, and follows Django (Jamie Foxx), an escaped slave who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to rescue Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). The outstanding cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Hit the jump to check out the full synopsis. Django Unchained opens December 25th.
by Jason Barr Posted: September 13th, 2011 at 5:50 pm
We have a couple of casting bits to bring you tonight. First up, The A-Team‘s Gerald McRaney is in negotiations to join Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming western Django Unchained. If the deal goes through, McRaney (who’ll always be Major Dad to me) will become part of a cast that already includes Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kevin Costner. Variety scooped the news of McRaney’s negotiations, while stopping short of divulging any details regarding his potential role. For those unaware, Django Unchained tells the story of a freed slave (Foxx) who undergoes training with a German bounty hunter (Waltz) in preparation of saving his wife from their evil owner (DiCaprio). The film is scheduled to begin shooting in November in time for its scheduled December 25th, 2012 release.
Next up, Richard Ayoade (writer/director Submarine) has joined the cast of director Akiva Schaffer’s (Hot Rod) comedy Neighborhood Watch. Ayoade will star alongside Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt and Nicholas Braun in the pic which follows a group of neighbors who uncover a conspiracy in the process of “crimestopping.” Although they don’t offer any details regarding Ayoade’s role, Variety reports that Chris Tucker was also being eyed for the part at one point. Neighborhood Watch hits theaters on July 27th, 2012.
With hits like Alias, Fringe and of course Lost under his belt, it appears Bad Robot mastermind J.J. Abrams can do no wrong. But how does the popular filmmaker take a concept that has been driven into the ground with mediocre romantic comedies like Killers and Date Night or already somewhat explored by NBC’s other action comedy spy series Chuck? The answer is very carefully and with moderate success.
Steven and Samantha Bloom (played respectively by Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are struggling through debt with their catering business until grizzly old Agent Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney) reluctantly sits them down for a proposal to help locate missing CIA agent Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre), who also happens to be one of their good friends. With a marriage that has somewhat lost its spark (though certainly not its true love), the only way to spice thing up under the covers may be to become Undercovers all over again. Find out how The Bloom’s fare on their first mission after the jump.
The NBC series Undercovers is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama from writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams and executive producer/writer Josh Reims. As far as their family and friends are concerned, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are a typical married couple with their own catering company in Los Angeles. But secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they retired five years ago. Now, they’ve been reinstated by their old boss, Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney), to locate and rescue a fellow spy who has gone missing.
In a recent interview, actor Boris Kodjoe talked about what a dream come true it is for him to play this role, how much he enjoys getting to do his own stunts, and what an honor it is to be the lead on one of the most-anticipated series of the Fall TV season. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
In a bit of a no-brainer, NBC has picked up the high profile pilot for the spy drama Undercovers for their fall 2010 schedule. Co-created by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters), Undercovers nabbed the first official season order among the broadcast networks after riding high on a wave of good buzz throughout pilot season. The Abrams-directed pilot opens on a married couple who currently run a small L.A. catering company, but fell in love when they were two of the CIA’s finest spies; Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who) star.
Given the Abrams pedigree, expectations are high for a network who could use a savior next season. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a two hour block of spy-related awesomeness (i.e. Chuck at 8:00, Undercovers at 9:00) when the full schedule is announced in a couple weeks. Hit the jump for the official press release.
According to Variety, HBO’s The Pacific, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ highly-awaited, spiritual-sequel to Band of Brothers, is set to air its first of ten parts on March 14 with a new hour-long episode set to air every Sunday through May 16th. The miniseries follows the Pacific campaign of World War II and stars James Badge Dale (24), Jon Seda (Bad Boys II), and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park).
Hit the jump to learn about new casting in J.J. Abrams’ new show Undercovers and in Jack and Dan, the new show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. Plus, check out a new poster for the third season of Chuck and when SyFy will be airing a Chuck marathon in preparation for the show’s season premiere.