We were greater than a bit disappointed when Kevin Costner left Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained a few weeks ago, but QT has recast someone much more awesome within the role: Kurt Russell.
Yep, the previous child actor and all-round ’80s icon may be playing Ace, a cruel SOB who runs Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) plantation with an iron fist, making the lives of the slaves unbearable.
This is not the first time Russell has stepped as much as the plate for QT; he also replaced Mickey Rourke in Death Proof on the 11th hour and, in doing so, bagged one among his most badass roles in ages.
With Ace, it appears like Tarantino goes to milk that side of Russell again, and we won’t bloody wait to look the results.
In related news, Laura Cayoutte, who played Rocket in Kill Bill: Vol. 2, has signed directly to play Candie’s sister and plantation co-owner.
For anyone who hasn’t been following the improvement of Django with a non secular fervour, Tarantino’s tackle the spaghetti western sees slave Django (Jamie Foxx) team up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his enslaved wife from Candie.
The film is about to open within the US on Christmas Day 2012.