Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker Now Rumored For Lead in Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’


With word still yet to surface as to who will play the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s Slave Era spaghetti western, Django Unchained, two more names have been added to the potential list of actors in contention to play titular slave-hero. Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman broke word that Jamie Foxx has risen to the top of the list of contending actors which, to this point only featured Will Smith and Idris Elba. Friedman goes on to say that Leonardo DiCaprio is confirmed to play the lead villain and joins Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Franco Nero who are already attached.

Another name being added to the list of potential actors is Chris Tucker. Tucker and Tarantino have worked together before in Jackie Brown, so there is some history there.
The addition of Foxx and Tucker to the mix along with absolutely no word to date from Smith seems to signal that the Fresh Prince is probably out of contention for this role. Smith has plenty of work to keep him busy over the next couple years, including Men in Black III, a collaboration with Matrix producer/director Andy Wachowski, and the action romantic comedy This Means War starring Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon due out later this year. And of course, this is on top of securing future projects for his kids Jaden and Willow and getting Justin Beiber more acting roles.
The one notable name that is still missing from this list of actors is Anthony Mackie. Perhaps if Smith turns down the role and Elba, who has never said explicitly that he is contention, drops out,  Q.T. will offer the role to Mackie. Wishful thinking, perhaps, but if you’re down to Foxx, Tucker and Mackie as your choices for lead, who are you going to pick?
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