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Jamie Foxx Says Tarantino’s Django Unchained Takes Slavery Seriously

Jamie Foxx, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Columbia Pictures'
Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained. Photo: Andrew Cooper/? 2012 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved..**ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC. F

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained debuted footage earlier this year with a pair of somewhat zany-looking trailers set to Johnny Cash and James Brown, seeming to hint at something like Kill Bill meets slavery. Now, a little more than two months until the film’s release, star Jamie Foxx is chiming in to reassure us that last week’s new trailer and its mild seriousness was indeed indicative of something: Tarantino isn’t glossing over the ugliness of slavery or reframing it as a fun background for catchphrases and kill shots. “This is the truest depiction of slavery [on screen], in terms of how tough and brutal it was. When you see the movie you’ll automatically go back to the time and the way slaves were treated. It’s really going to make people look at the time in a different way,” Foxx tells the L.A. Times“The only thing Django really wants to do is love his woman, and that’s what makes our story different than any old slavery movie. We deal with the political, but he’s not trying to cure slavery.”

Django Unchained Will Take Slavery Seriously