As Sean said earlier today in this week’s poll, many of us film enthusiasts have Tarantino on the mind now that information about his latest film, Django Unchained, has been revealed. We already know the basic plot, along with a few actors who will fill out the cast. One detail that is still up in the air is who will play the main character of Django. Well, now rumors have started circulating that none other than Will Smith may be Tarantino’s top choice to play the coveted role. There has been no official offer made as of yet, though, and it’s unknown if Smith has even had a chance to read the script. If the casting works out, Tarantino will have arguably the most bankable star working today and one whose clean image could be thrown for a loop given the film’s controversial subject matter of slavery.
The Hollywood Reporter also caught wind of another bit of potential casting that hadn’t been mentioned previously. Though hardly a surprise, Samuel L. Jackson is supposedly circling a role in the film as well. His role would be that of a house slave who belongs to the film’s villain. He’s described as an expert manipulator and someone who Django will face off with. Pretty exciting stuff, right?! Tarantino is aiming for a fall shoot with Louisiana as a possible location. What are your thoughts on Will Smith as the potential lead in Django Unchained? Do you think he will fit in a Tarantino film or are you afraid of getting flashbacks to Wild Wild West?