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Will Smith Wanted in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

May 7, 2011 (2:13 am) GMT
Rumor has it, the 42-year-old actor is the front-runner to take the lead role in the upcoming spaghetti Western project.

has become the top star being considered to take the lead role in 's "". The actor has allegedly received an informal offer from Tarantino while the director was writing the script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith has received the screenplay. However, it is unclear whether the Hollywood star has read the draft. While he has received an informal offer, any deal would be subject to straightening out the availability and some kind of financial understanding.

Sources spilled to Variety that the 42-year-old actor would give up his $20 million salary to take a part in the movie, which includes themes of racism and the liberal use of the N-word. The "Men in Black" star also said to have been waiting for an edgier role.

Should the deal is settled, Smith will join , who is attached to play Dr. King Schultz. was previously said passing the role before Waltz gets the offer. In the meantime, has also been rumored turning down an offer to take a supporting role in the forthcoming movie.

Smith last starred in box office project in 2008's "". In 2010, he served as the producer in "", in which his 12-year-old boy starred as Dre Parker. He is currently filming "" with and .

"Django Unchained" revolves around a freed slave who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter, becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Schultz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Schultz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner.

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