Quentin Tarantino has found the last major piece for the casting puzzle that is his upcoming film Django Unchained. Kerry Washington has been offered the role of Brunhilda in the director’s paean to spaghetti westerns that is scheduled to start shooting in New Orleans in January.
Reportedly, Tarantino had been split between hiring Washington and casting an unknown actress in the part, which lead to the delay in getting the role filled.
Washington’s Brunhilda is the wife of former slave Django (Jamie Foxx) who is being held by the evil Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). With the help of a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), Django sets out to free Brunhilda from Candie’s clutches. Already in the cast are Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.