Another big name actor has removed himself from Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained. Kurt Russell, who last worked with Tarantino on Death Proof, has exited the film, according to The Playlist. Russell joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonah Hill, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kevin Costner on the list of actors who have left the project.
The veteran actor has yet to personally give a reason as to why he left the film but a report on The Film Stage said Russell was reportedly “unhappy with his role” and felt the film wasn’t “western enough.” His role was Ace Woody, the right hand man of villain Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Tarantino’s latest film is scheduled to be released on Christmas day, but with the amount of actors leaving, one has to wonder if the project will get done in time. The actors who are a guaranteed to star in the film along with DiCaprio are Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Don Johnson, John Jarrat, and RZA.
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