After last week's news that Kevin Costner would no longer be playing Ace, the plantation overseer, in Quentin Tarantino's "Southern-fried spaghetti Western," as the Hollywood Reporter has called it, there's now a new ruthless slave trainer in town: Kurt Russell. The actor, who played the serial killer in Tarantino's 2007 flick Death Proof, is currently in talks to join Django's all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio (the sadistic French-inflected plantation owner, with a special taste for slave-on-slave death matches), Samuel L. Jackson (the detestable head slave in cahoots with DiCaprio and Russell's characters), as well as Jamie Foxx (a freed slave at the center of the tale) and Christoph Waltz (the German bounty hunter who helps Foxx find his wife, a slave on DiCaprio's plantation). The wife remains un-cast, but DiCaprio's widowed sister now has a face in Laura Cayouette, who played a strip club worker in Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 2. All in all, this promises to be quite the Tarantino family reunion, considering Waltz played the sadistic Nazi Colonel in Inglorious Basterds and Jackson a gangster in the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction. Imagine Kill Bill's Vivica A. Fox as Jamie Foxx's wife, and this could easily become the most recycled cast a director could ever dream of, and just in time — shooting is set to start in November. [Heat Vision/THR]
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Jerry Lewis ‘Intentionally Excluded’ All Six Kids From His First Marriage From His Will
HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly.
New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos Show Rey and Luke Skywalker Having a Stare-Down
What the 19 Movies to Ever Receive an ‘F’ CinemaScore Have in Common
James Franco’s The Disaster Artist Is a Great Movie About a Terrible One
Families of Pilots Who Died Filming American Made Say Tom Cruise’s Negligence Contributed to Plane Crash
Jimmy Kimmel Devotes a Third Night in a Row to Pointing Out How Trump Would Sign Anything to Get Rid of Obamacare
How Does the New It Movie Deal With Stephen King’s Orgy Scene?
What’s New on Netflix: September 2017
How Jimmy Kimmel Found His Political Voice
Latest News from Vulture‘With All Disrespect,’ Jay-Z Thinks Trump Is a ‘Joke’
“I just think he’s not a very sophisticated man.”Doug Liman on Crash Allegations, American Made, and Living With Tom Cruise
The families of three victims say his and Tom Cruise’s negligence contributed to the fatal accident.Showtime Snags the Rights to Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Forthcoming Novel The President Is Missing
Get ready for The President Is Missing: The TV Series.Gaga: Five Foot Two Director Chris Moukarbel on Filming Lady Gaga in Excruciating Pain
“For her to show that she, at her level with all her resources, is still unable to fix herself, she felt she needed to let people see that side.”Dame Judi Dench Is Having a Ball of a Time Promoting Her New Movie
She’s learning to rap, playing with a fidget spinner, and answering who she’d rather.11 Delectable Armie Hammer Stories
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Call Me by Your Name star, and some things you maybe didn’t.Tom Cruise’s American Made Co-star Defends the Set’s Safety After Plane Crash
Sarah Wright Olsen says she’s heartbroken over the September 2015 crash that killed to pilots and injured a third.A Netflix Children’s Show Is Now Also Asking: Who Drew the Dicks?
The production company behind the Netflix children’s show is taking legal action.Macklemore’s Latest Effort Falls Flat Without Ryan Lewis
This is paint-by-numbers pop-rap.Transparent Takes a Mostly Worthwhile Trip in Season 4
The Pfeffermans go to Israel. So do all of their problems.
From gods and zombies to a ship and a song, the one trait they all share is an ability to end your game swiftly.How Jimmy Kimmel Found His Political Voice
Mainstream news outlets, late-night hosts, and the American left would do well to study what happened on ABC this week.Will I Hate Mother!? A Serious Quiz
Is Mother! a good movie, or is watching it like actually dying?Every Text Message That Stalker Gossip Girl Sent
“Do it! Kiss her right now!”Zoo Season-Finale Recap: We Fought a Zoo
The world is about to get steamrolled by mutant hyenas and I can’t stop laughing.Transparent Season-Premiere Recap: Looking Up, Looking In
The Pfeffermans return to comfortable and familiar traditions.Jimmy Kimmel Devotes a Third Night in a Row to Pointing Out How Trump Would Sign Anything to Get Rid of Obamacare
“He doesn’t know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. He barely knows the difference between Melania and Ivanka.”Jerry Lewis ‘Intentionally Excluded’ All Six Kids From His First Marriage From His Will
“… they shall receive no benefits hereunder.”Seth Meyers Claims That If This Republican ‘Hail Mary’ Health-Care Bill Passes, a Hail Mary Will Be the Only Affordable Health-Care Left
“Hail Mary, full of grace, does this mole look weird to you?”New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos Show Rey and Luke Skywalker Having a Stare-Down
These are the photos you’re looking for.