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Weinstein Co. Dates Django Unchained

The Weinstein Company has selected a release date from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, reports ComingSoon.net.

The Weinstein Company has selected a release date from Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED, reports ComingSoon.net. The Spaghetti Western will arrive on Dec. 25, 2012.

The story follows a freed slave named Django, who with training from a German bounty hunter, sets out to free his wife from the clutches of an evil plantation owner. Tarantino wants Will Smith for the lead, but his alternatives are Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker. He has lined up Leonardo DiCaprio for the plantation owner, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS' Oscar winner Christoph Waltz for the bounty hunter part and Samuel L. Jackson for the house slave Stephen.

Stacey Sher and Pilar Savone are the producers. The Weinstein Company is the studio with Sony Pictures distributing internationally.

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