Jamie Foxx on 'Django': Should be amazing
July 4th, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Jamie Foxx on 'Django': Should be amazing

Quentin Tarantino has a certain signature with his films, and Jamie Foxx says you should expect no less from “Django Unchained.”

The 43-year-old Oscar winner landed the role of the titular character, a freed slave who sets off on a mission to rescue his lady love Broomhilda from a sadistic owner with the help of a German bounty hunter. Tarantino is calling it a “southern” film, according to Time.

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on as that evil plantation runner Calvin Candie, and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to play his right-hand man, Stephen. Christoph Waltz is reuniting with his "Inglourious Basterds" director to play the bounty hunter, reports Variety, while Kerry Washington, who starred opposite Foxx in "Ray," is reportedly one of the contenders to portray Broomhilda.

Foxx told CNN at the premiere of “Horrible Bosses” last week that this is a story that needs to see the light of a movie theater.

“I think, just to be able to work with Quentin Tarantino and Samuel Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and to be able to tell a story that needs to be told," he said of why he agreed to the role. "If you're a fan of 'Inglorious Basterds,' I mean, you know.. It's just amazing. It should be [an] amazing [thing].”


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  3. duval

    wow. White people are obsessed with black people.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sum of Squares

    Jamie Foxx is a great actor. Did you see "Any Given Sunday?" Now who can hold a screen with Al Pacino?!? Before "Any Given Sunday," no one did. After that movie, we found out that Jamie is a prime actor.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mia

    I know that whites been slaves outside of the U.S. I know that the Jews(rescued by Moses) were slaves. Jews back then were people of color, slaves in Egypt for as long as the African americans were here. Just about everyone's been in the servitude business one way or the other. I'm sure that this movie is going to be really good.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kelielle

    I can't wait to see what DiCaprio does with his character. The closest he's gotten to a "bad guy" is Danny Archer in Blood Diamond – which is one of my favorite roles he's played. I'm not a Tarantino fan, but I'll be watching this film!

    July 6, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. ChildofGod6311

    Slavery way outdates the Americans bringing Africans in as slaves...although, our [caucasians, in general] ancestors' treatment of their slaves has gained the most closely scrutinezed version of slavery – perhaps some of you should actually read about the slavery beyond this country's borders pre-dating Christ's birth...

    Although I don't put all my faith in Wikipedia "facts", it gives me a starting point ot do more research...so here's a link for all you uneducated fools discussing the fact that it would have to be "made up" to portray "white" people as slaves:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery

    July 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mia

    @madhater. Cotton picking would be a wrap. The work is too hard and the thorns are a b!tch! Whites couldn't take the pressure, they'd commit mass suicide and that would defeat the purpose. Peace, I'm out.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Moony
    July 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mork

    Isnt this a remake

    July 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rexedie

    god..... everybody these daze is a jealous critic.... jesus christ couldnt make it now if he tried..not the right image or team or taylor and all the superficial bs that goes with today's" empty v" generation.....

    foxx is a real talent.... comic or serious... laffing all the way to the bank....

    July 5, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. tattew18

    Just watch Foxx in Collateral if you've got any doubts. He may act a fool but acting wise this guy's legit

    July 5, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. madhater

    Not cotten picking ones.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LadyEsquire

    Will Smith was up for this role...interesting...

    July 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lion

    I am not mad jamie got the part but i would have picked anthony mackie or idris elba.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jamie Foxx fan

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4oIzGirxkU&w=640&h=390]

    July 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Itsamemario

    When did this become political? stick to the topic people..and yes this movie is shaping up nicely. as for foxx being full of himself: all entertainers are a bit egotistical, so by your logic you should not even watch movies..

    July 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. mia

    You said it Angel Smith. @ madhater. White people can't play slaves? If a mind like Tarantino came up with white people being slaves, it would be a masterpiece, humorous and a short film. Imagine. Mandingo having his way with Mary Sue in the big house as his wife Keisha pretends it's not going on. Mary Sue and husband Billy Bob's kids looking like Halle Berry and Derek Jeter. Sally Mae breast feeding Roshanda's children, and Scarlett burning down the kitchen as she tries to boil eggs!! The most entertaining would be finding the runaways, all sunburned, peeling and being whipped into the next day..... just a thought.

    July 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kem

    It looks like Kerry Washington will be teaming up with Jamie once again (she played Della in Ray):

    http://www.djangounchained.org/kerry-washington-auditioning-for-django-unchained

    This is shaping up to be a great cast!

    July 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. madhater

    White people can't play slaves.

    July 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JRD

    100 % Basterds was a good movie to said the least. Brad Pitt it is been good in any role so far.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Pat

    I like some of Tarantino's work, but Inglorious Basterds was lousy.
    A very artfully done stinker, no doubt, with rock-sold role performances in it, but overall a stinker nonetheless.
    Admittedly, Brad Pitt was the biggest problem, but not the only one.
    Pitt was brilliant in Fight Club, but has been on a downhill slope ever since.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Joe

    So now that Tarantino's focused on those evil Nazis and now evil slavers...I'm hoping his next film will focus on those ignorant Hollywood, Obama loving, simpleton Liberal Democrat whiners.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel Smith

      BLESS YOUR LITTLE DUMB HEART JOE:

      f Tarantino is smart he will start working on a movie about OUR WONDERFUL PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW. That will be a BLOCK BUSTER!!! Especially after the PRESIDENT WINS HIS 2ND TERM. I CAN JUST HEAR RUSH, GLENN, & SEAN CRYING NOW!! HMMM, JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT INEVITABLE DAY BRINGS SO MUCH JOY TO MY HEART!!! :)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      @Joe: any excuse to bring politics into the conversation eh? That I why this country is going down the toilet. Can't even talk about a movie without someone needing to shout their dogma.

      July 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mdfaraone

    This would be much better WITHOUT Foxx , I can't stand him and he is the most overused black actor in Hollywood right now, I would have preferred Chris Tucker or an unknown black actor. Apparrently Hollywoods' black actor rolodex only contains 4 names.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel Smith

      WOW! You are the true definition of the word IDIOT!!! ALL BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN ACTORS AND ACTRESSES ARE WONDERFUL AND AMAZING!!! JAMIE FOXX CAN PLAY ANY ROLE A WHITE PERSON OR PERSON OF ANY RACE CAN PORTRAY AND DO A BETTER JOB. JAMIE FOXX IS AN EXCELLENT SINGER, ACTOR AND ALL-AROUND ENTERTAINER. I WISH HIS COMEDY SITCOM SHOW WAS STILL ON. HE IS SO TALENTED.

      July 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Wolfe

      @Angel Smith: Wow! At first I thought you were serious. Then I reread your posting and realized with everything in caps, you were showing your witty and sarcastic sense of humor. Foxx is a great actor and singer, indeed! Ha!

      July 5, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  25. erich2112x

    If it's Tarantino, it's good. He could have sold pizzas, he could have been a baker, he's a born legend.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  26. D

    Foxx seems to think it's a true story by his comments. I hope Tarantino portrays the people selling slaves to Americans as they actually were, black Africans.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikel

      Those sound like words of truth – be ready for the liberal police to come banging on your door any minute..

      July 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joy

      FAIL.. Please study history a little more before you make that statement. Lmao. You must be young.

      July 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Words

    Sounds good like an The Adventures of The Color Purple! sign me and and call me Masta!

    July 4, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  28. levelhead

    Foxx is a good actor. High on himself? He's an ACTOR. Bottom line, Tarantino does no wrong when it comes to casting. Trust him.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  29. Randy

    Jamie Foxx is a fantastic singer, and brilliant actor!

    July 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • irving

      Foxx will probably win all sorts of awards for this movie...Oscars a plenty. I believe his singing abilitys have already garnered many grammy.

      Foxx is just a humanitarian and all round great guy.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  30. SmarterthanU

    Cast me Q! I'll bring the noise and drop it like it's hot with some chains.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. antoinette

    Kerry Washington is a great talent!!

    July 4, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  32. Loogin

    Stoked. QT, with that cast... you can't go wrong

    July 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. Doc Brown

    Agreed, Haley. I wouldn't mind so much if Foxx wasn't so high on himself.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  34. Joe

    I hope not as 'amazing' as his singing...

    July 4, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  35. Haley

    I'm excited for a new Tarantino film, not so much for Foxx in the lead role. Tarantino has a way a showcasing actors in new light, so ill withhold. Any judgment until the final product.

    July 4, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Agreed. Anything amazing in this film will most likely be attributed to someone besides Mr. Foxx. What a tool.

      July 4, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Fanny B Tender

      Foxx may be a knob shining, doo doo eating, fuddgepacking queen but he is still a good actor.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Rex Reed

      Jamie Foxx is one of the greatest actors of all time.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |

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