*Actor Will Smith believed he nailed down the lead role for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” He might want to check in with Tarantino to see if he still has the gig, because actor Idris Elba seems to think the role is his. He even tweeted as much.
.”Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today,” wrote Elba. “Meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part.”
The part Smith and Elba are competing for is that of a freed slave who enlists the help of a German bounty
hunter to find his wife, a slave, and free her from her evil plantation owner.
Elba, currently starring in Marvel’s “Thor,” somewhat alluded to how important the role is on another tweet.
“I wish I could tell you more but…in due time… On the plane to the destination of my fate…ok… a lil dramatic… destination of my life.”
Currently filming Men in Black III, Smith, if he does hangs onto the role in “Django Unchained”, could be under siege from trying to film two major productions at the same time.