The "Django Unchained" cast just keeps getting better.
Hot on the heels of news that "Death Proof" star Kurt Russell is replacing Kevin Costner in Quentin Tarantino's western comes word that Don Johnson has also signed on for a role, according to Deadline.
The former "Miami Vice" star will be playing the role of Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett, a wealthy plantation owner who runs a stable of "ponies," a horrible term he uses to describe a group of young slave prostitutes. We suspect Big Daddy will get what's coming to him by the final reel.
Can we say "career comeback?" If anyone can do it for a star from yesteryear, it's Quentin Tarantino.
Johnson recently appeared in "Machete," which was directed by Tarantino's pal and fellow lover of pulp cinema, Robert Rodriguez, and his turn as an aging porn director was the only good thing about this past summer's disaster, "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star."
"Django Unchained," which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christophe Waltz, Gerald McRaney and Samuel L. Jackson, comes to theaters on Christmas Day 2012.