Writer/director Quentin Tarantino has added two more to the cast of his upcoming take on the spaghetti western genre Django Unchained – Gerald McRaney and his long-time collaborator Samuel L. Jackson.
Jamie Foxx stars in the film as the titular former slave who seeks to free his wife from the sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie, who will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Joining Django will be a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz.
Jackson will star as one of Candie’s sadistic slaves, Stephen. There is no word as to what McRaney’s role will be.
This marks Jackson’s fourth collaboration with Tarantino. After having large roles in the director’s films Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, Jackson made small cameo appearances in Kill Bill Volume 2 and Inglorious Basterds.
Filming on Django Unchained is scheduled to start in New Orleans next January for a Christmas 2012 release