Sacha Baron Cohen stands a good chance at making the all-star cast of Django Unchained shine a bit brighter now that he's just about finished ironing out the details regarding his role in it with writer and director Quentin Tarantino, Variety reported Friday. Baron Cohen would play a gambler, Scotty, a role sources claimed Tarantino was eager for him to take.
It became official Wednesday that Todd Allen, the Presidio Pictures president who was in an acting class with Tarantino almost 25 years ago, will be appearing as Dollar Bill, a plantation overseer. Tom Wopat is also on hand to take on the role of Marshal Gill Tatum, while James Remar and James Russo will play slave-trading brothers Ace and Dicky Speck.
Business Insider reported that Jamie Foxx landed the role of Django, a former slave who teams up with a German bounty hunter Christoph Waltz has signed on to play. The story follows the two as they rail against Leonardo DiCaprio's slave-owning character Calvin Candie, who's got Django's wife, a role that went to Kerry Washington.
The movie, which should be in theaters next Christmas, will also star Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Don Johnson.
Baron Cohen, whose next appearance will be in Martin Scorsese's film Hugo, made a name for himself playing oddball characters like Borat, Ali G and Bruno.