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Don Johnson Joins Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino is busy doing what he does best, assembling fantasy casts full of surprises for his films. The latest project in the Tarantino world is Django Unchained, a film based on Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 movie Django.

Don Johnson is the latest addition to a cast that boasts the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. Who is Don Johnson I hear you ask? A quick trip through TV history to the 80s is where Johnson’s best known role as James Crockett in hit detective drama Miami Vice can be found. And now he is in a big Tarantino film. Score! Johnson will play villainous plantation owner Spencer Bennett.

Christoph Waltz who won an Oscar for his role in Inglorious Basterds, is reunited with Tarantino for Django Unchained, as is Stacey Sher who collaborated with the director on Pulp Fiction. And lastly, Kurt Russell who has replaced Kevin Costner in this upcoming film, rekindles his link with Tarantino after the two worked together on Death Proof.

Major plot details are unclear as of yet, but the film follows liberated slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and bounty hunter Dr King Schultz who cross Bennett whilst in search of a bounty, but they end up being stabbed in the back by him.

It is all set up for something potentially quite bloody. But we expect nothing less of Tarantino. With a stellar cast and a top notch director at the helm, this film has great potential.