Lost's M.C. Gainey is in negotiations to play Big John Brittle in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.
M.C. Gainey to play Big John Brittle
M.C. Gainey will play one of the overseers of the Carrucan Plantation, who rapes Django's wife, Broomhilda, before branding Django's cheek with the letter 'R,' which stands for 'runaway.'
Jamie Foxx stars as Django and Christoph Waltz plays Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter tracking Big John and his two brothers in order to collect a large reward. Schultz frees and teams up with Django, who helps him find and identify the men.
Leonardo DiCaprio will play villainous plantation owner Calvin Candie, while Kurt Russell is in negotiations to replace Kevin Costner as Ace Woody, a sadistic trainer who readies Candie's male slaves to fight one another to the death.
Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher and Laura Cayouette co-star in the pic, which is pushing back a bit in the wake of a pelvic injury Christoph Waltz suffered during training for his physically-demanding role.
Production is still expected to start this November, with the Weinstein Co. slating the pic for a Christmas Day release in the U.S. next year.
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.