Quentin Tarantino's next film, "Django Unchained," has been the subject of a ton of speculation ever since copies of the script mysteriously landed in inboxes of journalists in May. Everyone's kept a close eye on casting news, and so far QT has lined up an impressive crew that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
The newest addition could be hotshot Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made us laugh and cry and laugh again in "50/50." JGL is currently hard at work in "The Dark Knight Rises" and has two new movies in the can -- the NYC bike messenger thriller "Premium Rush" and the heavily anticipated Rian Johnson sci-fi film "Looper."
However, being the busy boy he is, he might have to juggle some projects to join this group of misfits for QT's wild ride. Right now, it's not quite clear who he'd play and if this fresh-faced young actor will take on a role that gets down and dirty.
"Django" is a very dark take on the spaghetti Western genre, as it hinges on the revenge of Django, a freed slave, against his former master, Calvin Candie. Django (Foxx) gets tips from German bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz on how best to rescue his wife and exact his revenge. It's a dicey subject taken to Tarantino extremes, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out for audiences. So far, even pre-production has been pretty intense, as Waltz actually dislocated his freaking pelvis while horse riding.
Shooting stars this January down in NOLA. Hopefully, we'll soon know for sure if Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be adding Tarantino to his roster of awesome directors. But will we ever be able to look at him the same way as we did the little dude from "Third Rock From the Sun"?