‘Django Unchained’ Lands Don Johnson

The ‘Miami Vice’ star will portray the vile plantation owner Spencer Bennett in Quentin Tarantino’s revenge Western.

Don Johnson joins the cast of Django Unchained
Don Johnson joins the cast of Django Unchained
Actor Don Johnson is in talks to join director Quentin Tarantino's Western Django Unchained.

The actor will portray a plantation owner named Spencer Bennett, who runs into Django (Jamie Foxx) and the German bounty hunter Schultz (Christoph Waltz) as they search for Django's wife. Bennett is also said to oversee a stable of black prostitutes he calls "ponies." Quentin Tarantino has reportedly been courting Don Johnson for several months, and it seems the actor finally gave in. Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, and Laura Cayouette also star in Django Unchained.

Quentin Tarantino is directing Django Unchained from his own original screenplay. Production is scheduled to begin later this fall.

Django Unchained was released December 25th, 2012 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Amber Tamblyn, Zoe Bell. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Sources: Variety, Deadline

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  1. Nicholaus XX

    Loving the cast so far.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. skywise

    @slysnide A boy and his Dog was a very unique movie for its time but if your a reader you MUST check out the book by Harlan Ellison. It is....different.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Jonnred

    AWESOME News

    3 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    Maybe with a beard?...

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. slysnide

    I never watched "Miami Vice." I only ever saw DJ in "A Boy And His Dog." Weird movie. The intellectual dog was cool.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

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