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Jamie Foxx to Be 'Django Unchained'

June 23, 2011 (1:48 am) GMT
The Ray Charles of 'Ray' has reportedly been chosen to star as Django in Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western movie, replacing long-rumored Will Smith.

Rumor that is one of the alternatives replacing in 's upcoming flick, "", is fueled in a recent news run by Variety. The publication reports that the actor has been cast as the titular character.

In the spaghetti Western flick, Django is a freed slave who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter, becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself. After assisting Schultz in taking down some bad guys for profit, Django is helped by Schultz in claiming his wife back from the Candie, who wins Django's wife in a poker tournament.

So far, the confirmed cast are and . Waltz is attached to play the bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz, while DiCaprio will portray a sex club owner named Calvin Candie.

As an actor, Jamie Foxx has appeared in some notable films, including "" and "". In addition to acting, Foxx is also popular as a singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian and talk radio host. 43-year-old Foxx will next be seen as Motherf**ker Jones in "".

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