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Breaking Away Star Rides to Django Unchained

Dennis Christopher (BREAKING AWAY) is in talks to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED, reports Variety.

Dennis Christopher (BREAKING AWAY) is in talks to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED, reports Variety. He would play Leo Moguy, the lawyer of evil plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film follows freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) as he trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to save his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson and Gerald McRaney. Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin are the producers alongside exec producers Harvey Weinstein, Michael Shamberg and Jim Skotchdopole.

The Weinstein Company will handle the U.S. release, while Sony Pictures holds the international rights. The film will break into theaters on Dec. 25, 2012.

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