Things may not have worked out for Kevin Costner in 'Django Unchained,'
but it looks like director Quentin Tarantino is moving forward regardless. According to Deadline
, actress Kerry Washington
has landed the lead role in Tarantino's upcoming Western. She'll play Broomhilda, the wife of Django (Jamie Foxx), making this the second time Washington plays the spouse of a Jamie Foxx character (she portrayed Della Bea Robinson in 'Ray). The actress joins a cast that already includes Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Don Johnson, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson
'Django Unchained' will be Tarantino's homage to Spaghetti Westerns. The film follows former slave Django, who heads back to the plantation to free his wife from owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio). Along the way, he gets help from a bounty hunter (Waltz).
Tarantino's last movie was 2009's 'Inglorious Basterds.' 'Django Unchained' is currently slated for a Christmas Day release in 2012.
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