‘Django Unchained’: New images of Jamie Foxx

Posted on May 28, 2012 /Film

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Django Unchained Movie PosterNew images of Jamie Foxx have emerged from Quentin Tarantino‘s highly-anticipated slavery western Django Unchained.

The new images show Foxx sporting a rather modern haircut and colorful wardrobe for the mid 19th century-set film. The film, which is currently shooting in New Orleans, is scheduled to be released in theaters on Christmas Day.

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Djago Unchained stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

The cast includes Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, RZA, among others. Supporting cast includes Nichole Galicia, LaTeace Towns-Cuellar, Mustafa Harris, Daniele Watts, Miriam F. Glover, Kinetic, and Omar Dorsey.

Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Django Unchained
(Photo credit: The Weinstein Company via Quentin Tarantino Archives)

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