If Django Unchained was in the hands of literally ANY other director then I’d be getting very worried right about now, but Quentin Tarantino is in charge and I have complete faith in him and his newest film, despite not having seen a single second of it.
The latest scoop comes from Ain’t It Cool News, which announces the departure of both Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen from Tarantino’s latest. It looks like Cohen has dropped out due to scheduling interferences with his promotional tour for The Dictator. He was only going to have a cameo in the film, so this isn’t the end of the world or anything.
Kurt Russell on the other hand was said to have had a more important role. Now, his role will be absorbed by Walter Goggins, who was already set to play a minor role, but is now going to be playing a much bigger one. No word on why Russell departed has been announced, but we do know that it wasn’t a walk off and it didn’t have anything to do with Sacha Baron Cohen leaving.
I’m really upset about the Kurt Russell news, because I was really looking forward to him teaming up with Tarantino for the first time since Death Proof, a personal favorite Tarantino flick of mine.
I guess the only thing to hope for now is that the film moves along smoothly without any more hiccups along the way. The December 25th release date is approaching a lot faster than you can imagine and Tarantino doesn’t have much time to spend on recasting and rewriting the script.
Are you upset about the news?