Django Unchained is an upcoming western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2012 in the United States and Canada.

Django Unchained is set in the Deep South, and follows Django (Foxx), a freed slave who treks across America with Dr. King Schultz (Waltz), a bounty hunter. The title is inspired by the 1960s spaghetti western Django, with star Franco Nero having a cameo.

Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave living in the Deep South after having been separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When Django is held for a slave auction, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter who poses as a dentist, frees Django from his vicious masters, the Speck brothers (James Remar and James Russo), and gives him the option of hunting down and killing the Brittle Brothers, a ruthless gang of killers whom only Django has seen. In return, Schultz will free Django from slavery completely and help rescue Broomhilda from the plantation of the charming but ruthless owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).



  • Jamie Foxx as Django
  • Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
  • Kerry Washington as Broomhilda Von Shaft
  • Walton Goggins as Billy Crash
  • Don Johnson as Spencer ‘Big Daddy’ Bennett
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen
  • Laura Cayouette as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
  • Dennis Christopher as Leonide Moguy
  • Cooper Huckabee as Roger ‘Little Raj’ Brittle
  • Doc Duhame as Ellis Brittle
  • M. C. Gainey as Big John Brittle
  • Tom Savini as Tracker Cheney
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Jano
  • Bruce Dern as Curtis Carrucan
  • James Russo as Dicky Speck
  • James Remar as Ace Speck
  • Tom Wopat as Marshall Gill Tatum
  • Misty Upham as Minnie
  • RZA as Thaddeus
  • Michael Bacall as Smitty Bacall
  • Robert Carradine as Tracker Lex
  • Rex Linn as Tennessee Harry
  • Ned Bellamy as Wilson
  • Franco Nero as Amerigo Vassepi
  • Sharon Pierre-Louis as Little Jody
  • Jonah Hill


“…To do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they’re genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to”