The Oscar winner plays a freed slave.
Move over Luvar Burton. Jamie Foxx will be starring as the new age Kunta Kinte when he plays a freed slave in the next Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” reports the Huffington Post. An all-star cast seems to be forming quickly for the anticipated film.
Foxx will team with a bounty hunter to be played by Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar in Tarantino's last film, "Inglorious Basterds." The hunter sets out to rescue his wife from evil plantation owner Calvin Candie. That role, which may go to Leonardo DiCaprio, won’t be stereotypical. Instead, Candie is "a charming but ruthless proprietor of Candyland, a despicable club and plantation in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in 'mandingo' style death matches," as reported in an earlier story by the Huffington Post.
Foxx won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic, Ray, and was nominated the same year for Best Supporting Actor for Collateral. He's since starred in Dreamgirls and Miami Vice, among other films, and will next be seen in a supporting role in the R-rated comedy Horrible Bosses.