Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks to Board Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

October 21, 2011
Source: Variety

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

If the cast of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming spaghetti western Django Unchained is already pretty damn impressive with names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell and Don Johnson all ready to saddle up for the film. Now Variety reports that Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join the cast as well. It's not mentioned what role he would be taking, and this isn't exactly a done deal yet since he would have to sort out some scheduling issues that would stop him from shooting when production begins in New Orleans in January.

This would reunite Gordon-Levitt and DiCaprio after both turning in fantastic performances in Inception, and continues quite a hot streak for Gordon-Levitt who also has a role working with Steven Spielberg on Lincoln. There might even be some Oscar love coming his way for his recent turn in 50/50. We'll next see Gordon-Levitt in the high-speed action flick Premium Rush which was originally slated for a January release, but has now been shifted back to August 24th. That could be good news for the film since January doesn't have the greatest release reputation, or it could be bad if the film isn't up to par to be release so soon. Either way, Gordon-Levitt has made some great choices in his career lately, and he seems to be continuing that trend with Django Unchained.

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Quentin Tarantino should cast some straight to DVD kings in this to relaunch their careers.

Cee Lo Red on Oct 21, 2011


Ray Liotta, Tom Berenger, Tony Todd.

grimjob on Oct 21, 2011


gordon levitt is perfect for this movie. he's cool in a very tarantinoy sort of way

bcopes37 on Oct 21, 2011


Man, I was hoping for Bill Paxton!! He'd be awesome as a cowboy in this!

jah p on Oct 21, 2011


Yes! Good call!

grimjob on Oct 21, 2011


"Game over, man Game Over!"

JT on Oct 21, 2011


Good call but wont happen,he's in the same show Costner left for and also a lead.So Schedules clash.

tir na nog on Oct 23, 2011


cannot wait. :))))

MJ Fans of San Diego on Oct 22, 2011


I can't get enough of JGL. He's great. Also, am I alone in thinking that Jamie Foxx seems wrong for this role? I'd rather see Idris Elba or Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Craig on Oct 22, 2011


Has anyone seen Hesher?  Have you seen the bulge on JGL??!!  Holy shit that little guy is packin!!

Josh "The JJB" on Oct 22, 2011

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