How Did ‘Django Unchained’ Script Make Its Way To The Hands Of A Boy Band?

During 'Live from MTV,' Max George from the Wanted shares his story about the Oscar-winning script.

It was one of the most talked-about films of 2012, with critics calling the jarring spaghetti western, “Django Unchained,” everything from “mesmerizing” to a “masterpiece.” It gave director Quentin Tarantino his second Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

And if you won that kind of award, you would want to hold on tight to that original script, but if your name is Tarantino, you do things a little differently.

So if QT doesn’t have the script for “Django Unchained” locked away, then who has it? Well, as we learned on “Live From MTV,” it’s none other than Max George from The Wanted.

Let us explain.

After an audience member asked the guys which celebrity they’d want to meet, George revealed that Tarantino was on the top of his list since he finds his movies “really interesting.” Then he offered up the unusual story of how he got his hands on the script.

“A friend of ours owns a bar in New York and she used to date Quentin Tarantino years ago,” he said. “And they’re still best friends and he gave her the original script of ‘Django,’ the final draft, and she gave it to me as a present over the weekend.”

Bandmate Tom Parker revealed he did try to steal the script and “get it into the back of the pocket,” but wasn’t successful, most likely because George was a bit preoccupied.

“I was so drunk on Saturday night reading it out, pretending to be Samuel L. Jackson,” he revealed. “It was great.”


Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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