Jamie Foxx does it again! The Oscar-winning actor recently landed the lead role in legendary director, Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti western, Django Unchained.
Foxx will play a freed slave who joins forces with a bounty hunter to be played by Christoph Waltz. The two set out to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner, Calvin Candie, according to the agency WME. The role of the tyrant plantation owner is rumored to belong to Leonardo DiCapri who was previously described as, “a charming but ruthless proprietor of Candyland, a despicable club and plantation in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in ‘mandingo’ style death matches.”
Knowing Tarantino’s flair for complex plots, star-studded casts and explosive action, this film is sure to be an award winner. Foxx continues to amaze Hollywood by showcasing his chameleon-like ability to effortlessly play in dramas and comedies. After hard-hitting roles like Ray, Law Abiding Citizen and Collateral, having the lead in movies such as this should be second nature to him by now.