Right on the heels of The Weinstein Company showing the teaser poster for "Django Unchained", now they have released the full synopsis for Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western, which will be released December 25th.
Read the Weinstein Company’s description of the film after the break.
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.It’s safe to say at this point that my anticipation for this film is rising rapidly. There are so many things going for this film, at least for my own personal taste. I love spaghetti westerns, and pretty much any movie with that revenge plot. The cast for the film is stacked with actors who are all personal favorites of mine. Also, I can’t believe Will Smith turned this movie down, I hope he feels dumb. Now I have to wonder if this film will garner any award consideration, but I think I’m getting a little too far ahead of myself here.
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.
This is shaping up to be one epic December for films. We’ve got “Django Unchained”, “The Hobbit”, and this is a bit of an assumption on my part, but Spielberg’s “Lincoln” as well. Just think if “Man of Steel” had also come out, it’s no wonder they pushed that back to next summer. It’s a great time to be a movie fanatic.