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

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