Django Unchained is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who last brought us the highly acclaimed movie, Inglourious Basterds. In the film, Django (Jamie Foxx) is a freed slave, who with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), becomes a bounty hunter himself and together they track down his slave wife (Kerry Washington) and liberate her from the evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
The cast also includes: Samuel L Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, MC Gainey, Don Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen. Filming is now underway and The Weinstein Company currently has scheduled for the release on December 25th, Christmas Day, the end of this year.
The movie has been filming in Lousiana since February. One of the cast members has recently shared about how Tarantino and his professional team worked on the set. He has been quoted saying, "His cinematic acumen is unparalleled, and he's able to draw from all these resources, which are all the movies that have ever been made. He's seen most, if not all of them, and he really is an auteur. He's a savant auteur who is as passionate and as playful as any artist I've ever worked with. His enthusiasm is infectious, and the story is a movie that only Quentin Tarantino could make."