The time: two years before the Civil War. The place: the Deep South. The people: Django (Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx), a slave held by vicious owners (James Remar and James Russo), and former German dentist turned bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). In Django Unchained, Schultz is going after the murderous Brittle Brothers, an infamous and ruthless gang. Django, however, is the only person who has actually seen the Brittle Brothers and therefore knows what they look like. So Schultz purchases Django and makes him a deal. If Django will help Schultz track down the Brittle Brothers, Schultz will not only free Django, he’ll also help him find and rescue his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington).
Schultz and Django succeed in tracking down the Brittle Brothers, and Schultz makes good on his promises. Django – now a bounty hunter, too – and Schultz set out to rescue Broomhilda. They find her on the plantation of a brutal Mississippi plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Candie’s plantation is known as “Candyland,” a place where slaves are groomed to battle each other for sport. Django and Schultz arouse the suspicions of Candie’s trusted house slave, Stephen (Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson). Candie’s organization starts to close in on them, and they are forced to choose between independence and solidarity, sacrifice and survival.
Set for release on Christmas in 2012 by The Weinstein Company, Django Unchained is the latest film from director/screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. The Western also stars Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, Tom Wopat, Todd Allen and Jonah Hill.