First 'Django Unchained' Clip: Christoph Waltz Is a Smooth Talker
Don Johnson stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Wednesday evening, December 5 and he delivered a special treat for those who were eagerly waiting for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained". The actor playing Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett dropped a very first clip of the spaghetti Western movie, unveiling an interesting scene between his character as well as Christoph Waltz's and Jamie Foxx's.
The clip sees a first meeting between Bennett as well as Waltz's King Schultz and Foxx's titular slave. Bennett is a plantation owner, while Schultz and Django seemingly try to make a negotiation with the rich guy. At first, Bennett doesn't seem to like his two guests, but Schultz manages to convince the Big Daddy by using his gentle persuasion and smooth-talk ability.
While Johnson visited Jay Leno's talk show to promote the film, Tarantino had a sitdown with Howard Stern to discuss his movie. During the chat, the "Pulp Fiction" helmer once again weighed in on old report about him initially planning to cast Will Smith as the titular character.
"He really liked the script. We got together and talked for a couple of days, for hours actually," he said. "It's not negative of a thing [to meet]. I had actually just finished the script, so if I'm going to cast you as the lead, I'm going to want to talk to you about it. And we don't really know each other that well so part of it is a getting to know you process as it were."
Explaining that he eventually thought Smith wasn't the right guy to play Django, Tarantino said, "That's kinda what happened. Not in a negative way, I actually really enjoyed the time with him, but it... it just wasn't as right as rain. He really liked [the script] and everything, but it just wasn't a perfect fit."
"Django Unchained" opens Stateside on Christmas Day, December 25. It follows Django, a freed slave who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter Schultz, becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself. After assisting Schultz in taking down some bad guys for profit, Django tracks down his slave wife (Kerry Washington) and liberates her from an evil plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
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