Kerry Washington Cast in Quentin Tarantino’s Slavery Western ‘Django Unchained’

Posted on October 26, 2011 /Film

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Kerry Washington (For Colored Girls, Ray) will star alongside Oscar winner Jamie Fox (Ray, Miami Vice) in Quentin Tarrantino‘s new slavery western film Django Unchained.

Washington will play “the long suffering slave wife of Django (Foxx), who is freed by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and taught the tricks of that trade,” reports Deadline. “Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife, who winds up in a variety of unsavory places, and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by a the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).”

Tarantino says he set out to get Washington from the beginning, but went on a casting search to “discover” a potential new female lead; the search led him back to her. This will be the second big film Washington and Fox have played husband and wife. The first was Ray, which earned Foxx an Oscar for best actor.

We’ve read the script and there is A LOT of nudity and tomfoolery!

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