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The actor known mostly for playing good guy roles in Westerns is about to play his first bad guy role in a Western, with news that Kevin Costner has joined Quentin Tarantino’s ode to the spaghetti Western in “Django Unchained”. Costner will play Ace Woody, “the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes.”
Candyland is run by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who also has Django’s wife, Broomhilda. Jamie Foxx will play Django, a former slave who becomes a killer bounty hunter (under the mentorship of “Inglourious Basterds’” Christoph Waltz) on his quest for vengeance.
Besides Foxx, DiCaprio, Waltz, and now Costner, “Django Unchained” will also star Samuel L. Jackson, playing Candie’s right-hand man. And despite rumors that Kerry Washington might be up for Broomhilda, Tarantino is apparently eyeing a newcomer for the role.
Before he slips on the rawhide to play the nasty Ace Woody, Costner’s got Superman’s nice guy father coming up in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”. Of course, this wouldn’t be his first bad guy role. Costner played a serial killer in “Mr. Brooks” back in 2007.