Released on November 9th, Steven Speilberg’s Lincoln and Flight will start the festivities, followed closely by Anna Karenina, Life of Pi, and Silver Linings Playbook. But Quentin Tarantino’s looking to shake things up this year with his spaghetti-western and dark comedy, Django Unchained.
It was Winter of 1995 when Tarantino won his first Academy Award for Best Writing in Pulp Fiction. Inglorious Bastards garnered him two nominations for Best Director & Best Writer. The director’s now looking for several more nominations, and hopefully a win come February 24th, 2012. He’ll be up against several heavy contenders.
Continuing with promotion for the film, The Weinstein Company released five new posters for the characters of Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackon. This release comes on the heels of the second trailer for Django Unchained, which was released last week.
As most know by now, the film follows a bounty hunter (Waltz) who forms an alliance with the freed slave Django (Foxx) — “… the “D” is silent.” The two team up to hunt and kill The Brittle Brothers, the men who captured Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Washington), and sold her to plantation owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio).
Actor Dennis Christopher (It, Breaking Away) sat down with EW and revealed several details about his character, lawyer Leo Moguy:
“I play Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s lawyer, who makes sure everything is running properly on this multimillion-dollar plantation. You know Robert Duvall’s consigliere character in ‘The Godfather’? That’s who this guy is. He’s the guy that takes care of this very rich family and makes sure all the business stuff is worked out properly. The plantation segment is about the last third of the film. It’s Quentin Tarantino does ‘Gone With the Wind.’ It’s pretty damn amazing,”
At this point, the best christmas presents that can appear under the tree are two movie tickets to Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables as both are set to open Christmas Day!
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Five ‘Django Unchained’ Character Posters