Anthony LaPaglia Will Play A ‘Mean Australian’ In Django Unchained

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Anthony LaPaglia (“So I Married An Axe Murderer”) is the latest actor to sign up for Quentin Tarantino’s entry into the mythical “Django” cannon, “Django Unchained”. The Australian (I had no idea) actor will play, get this, an Australian. Weird, huh? His role is “the leader of a group of greedy Australians who encounter slave-turned-bounty hunter Django (Jamie Foxx) as they are escorting a group of slaves recently purchased as fighters.”

There’s also more news on the role Joseph Gordon-Levitt, another recent addition to the cast, will play. He and LaPaglia are brothers, and apparently quite a pair of ne’r-do-wells from the look of things.

Talking with Deadline, LaPaglia praised the script, saying, “It’s wildly ambitious and imaginative, deals with that subject matter in a way it hasn’t been dealt with before.”

For those unitiated, “Django” is a grim, 1966 spaghetti-western starring Franco Nero. Along with Sergio Leone’s “Man With No Name” trilogy, it is, in my opinion, the best of the genre. It also inspired at least 32 official and unofficial sequels (though some counts that put that number much higher). It’s a good time. You should watch it if you haven’t.

Via : Deadline

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I’ve been following this film ever since it was just a loose premise mentioned by Tarantino in an interview back when he had finished Kill Bill. I’m REALLY excited to see it fleshed out and realized as a film. I’m also excited because Quentin is working with a bunch of actors here that he’s never worked with before; but I think these are all wonderful additions to the “Tarantinoverse”. Here’s hoping to see Django (Jamie Foxx)’s descendant show up in Kill Bill Vol. 3……it could happen!

    • Brent

      I’m also pretty excited. I think this has the potential to be really cool.