Sacha Baron Cohen is in final negotiations to join Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained says THR
The spaghetti western style film follows a a German dentist-turned bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) seek to free Django's wife (Kerry Washington) from her powerful owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Cohen's role is that as Scotty, a gambler who purchases the eponymous ex-slave’s wife, Broomhilda and takes her on as “a female companion.”Tarantino was reportedly “very particular about which actor would be brought on to play the small-but-pivotal part – and, eventually, decided that Cohen was the man for the job.
Kurt Russell will play Ace Woody, the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland club and ranch, as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes. Ace pits the fighters against one another, and has little qualms about mistreating and even killing the slaves who don't measure up Samuel L. Jackson will play Stephen, an expert manipulator and house slave of the plantation owner.Dennis Christopher will play Leo Moguy, who serves as lawyer to Candie. Laura Cayouette will play the widowed sister of Candie M.C. Gainey will play the villainous role of Big John Brittle. His character does some not very nice things to Django’s wife, Broomhilda Don Johnson will play a wealthy southern plantation owner who Django and Schultz meet in their pursuit of a bounty Industry make up guru Tom Savini. Gerald McRaney Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Lapaglia also star. Rapper/actor RZA AKA Robert Diggs will portray Thaddeus, a violent slave toiling away at a Mississiippi plantation. Misty Upham will play Minnie, who owns a trading post/bar.James Remar will play “Ace Speck, who purchases Django at the Greenville Slave Auction Tom Wopat‘s portraying Marshall Gill Tatum Todd Allen will appear as “plantation overseer Dollar Bill.” James Russo is without a specified part. Rex Linn plays the role of "Tennessee Harry" Michael K. Williams, and Zoë Bell are circling roles in the pic.
Production is slated to start soon to meet a December 25, 2012. release date.