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Will Smith Breaks Loose in Tarantino's Django Unchained?

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Will Smith is the top choice to headline Quentin Tarantino's slavery-themed Western, DJANGO UNCHAINED.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Will Smith is the top choice to headline Quentin Tarantino's slavery-themed Western, DJANGO UNCHAINED. The mega-star would play a free slave to teams with a German bounty hunter to free his wife from a savage plantation owner. Christoph Waltz is set to play the bounty hunter and Samuel L. Jackson is eyeing the house slave of the villain.

Weinstein Co. will handle U.S. distribution. Sony will handle the international rights, reports Deadline.com. Sony, which is the home studio of Smith, beat out Universal in a heated bidding battle.

Production is likely to start in the fall.

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