So far we’ve only see a few images from the set and a teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained but today we finally have our first official look at Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz in what is surely one of 2012’s most anticipated films.
The images come from EW, where Foxx describes his character Django as “a mix between Shaft’s Richard Roundtree and Clint Eastwood.”
Having read the fantastic script, these photos are exactly what I imagined and simply put, they look perfect.
Tarantino is a master at his craft and with a cast like this and a genre he has talked about doing for years, it is no surprise why Django Unchained is one of 2012’s most anticipated films.
Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Kerry Washington and Sacha Baron Cohen. It is scheduled for release on December 25, 2012.
Check out the images above and below, as well as the plot summary.
“Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles, dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of Candyland, an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. Django Unchained will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.”