Tarantino’s Django Unchained
Unveils Footage at Cannes
The first footage of Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Western Django Unchained has been revealed — but only to Cannes attendees. And while it hasn’t been officially released, The Hollywood Reporter was there to explain what was screened:
The first look at Django began with a chain gang of slaves trudging through a Western landscape. Christoph Waltz, looking as if he turns in a performance even more baroque than the one that won him a best supporting Oscar for Inglourious Basterds, appears as a traveling dentist, who is actually a bounty hunter. He arranges for one of the slaves, Jamie Foxx, to be freed, and together they strike a pact to kill three brothers and free Django’s wife, played by Kerry Washington. And, oh yes, there were also scenes featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as a self-amused, cigar-wielding plantation owner.
There also appears to be plenty of humor, lots of fast-draw gunplay and liberal use of the n-word throughout.
All that sounds about right from what we’re expecting, and hoping, to see from a Tarantino Western. The above description is much shorter and more concise than the officially released synopsis.
The Weinstein Company also showed off trailers for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, which you can watch here, and The Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell. Look for Django Unchained to arrive in theaters Dec. 25.