Quentin Taratino’s “Django Unchained” has to be one of our most anticipated movies of the year based on the concept and cast alone.
If you haven’t heard yet, Jamie Foxx plays the titular Django, an escaped slave who is taken under the wing of a German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz. Schultz and Django set out to free the former slave’s wife from an evil plantation owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Now, pictures from the set provide our first look at any of the actors in costume. In the photo, Waltz is decked out in full western regalia as he crosses the street.
Check out the full photo after the jump.
From the looks of the set photo, Dr. King Schultz is a far cry the role that won Waltz an Oscar under Tarantino’s direction, Col. Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds,” but having read the script, we can tell you that the good doctor is memorable for all the same reasons and the perfect fit for Waltz.
The photo also confirms that after decades of toying with the genre, Tarantino is finally giving us his first true westernwell, close to one at least. Tarantino describes “Django Unchained” as a southern, a movie that takes the look and tropes of the western and transports the action to places like Mississippi and Alabama.
Waltz’s get-up for Dr. King Schultz certainly reinforces that idea with his clothes coming straight out of a western with a little southern gentlemanly flair.
Thanks to Collider for the heads up!
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