Will Smith has officially co-signed Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. According Empire, the Men In Black star has opened up about turning down the lead role in the slave film.
Smith was director Tarantino’s first pick for the controversial role, but the Hollywood star decline due to his commitment to Men in Black 3.
In an interview with Empire Smith said, “ I cam really close, it was one of the most amazing screenplays I have ever, ever seen. I was in the middle of Men In Black 3 and Tarantino was ready to go, and I just couldn’t sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn’t want to hold him up.”
He went on to give his thoughts of film and mentioned that the final product “is going to be ridiculous,” because it’s “a genius screenplay.”
Django Unchained is the highly anticipated slave film where a newly freed slave Django, is enlisted by a German bounty hunter. Together the two will attempt to track down the wanted Brittle brothers to attain a reward. In return for the favor, the skilled man will help Django find his wife, who was stolen from him by slave master Calvin Candie.
The movie hits theaters Christmas day of this year.
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