*Comic-Con raved about Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” over the weekend.
Apparently the film has seen a lot of change, last minute this and that. But it’s all worth it.
A year ago, when the wheels started to roll on production, Will Smith was initially considered for the lead. The actor confirmed this last month.
“I came really close, it was one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever seen. I was in the middle of ‘Men In Black 3’ and [Tarantino was ready to go, and I just couldn’t sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn’t want to hold him up. That thing’s going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay.”
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Well it turns out the right decision was made because Tarantino really wanted Jamie Foxx anyway.
“When I wrote ‘Django,’ I did not write it for anybody. I had no idea who was going to play it and it was kind of a little bit like, gosh, who is going to play this guy? And so I met with six different actors,” Tarantino told Total Film.
He explained it was a vigorous task, sifting through the guys and it really came down to Will and Jamie.
“And at the end of this long process, I would make my decision. And, frankly, Jamie was the last one that I got together with and after I got together with him, I called the other guys up and I go, ‘Look, I found my Django…”
It seems to be a mutual admiration society between the director and his star. Foxx is impressed with Tarantino, too. Especially the part where Tarantino came up with a mind-blowing ending for the film at the very last moment.
“On the spur of the moment, he rewrote the end of the movie. Blows up the house and says, ‘My ending doesn’t work.’ We’re like, ‘What are you going to do?’ ‘Just give me a second.’ He’s walking on the rubble like this, ‘Okay, I got it.’ Goes to his trailer and comes back with the ending of the movie, but dope,” Foxx said at Comic-Con (via FemaleFirst). “When a writer writes a movie, he goes into his cabin and he’s there for like nine months, and comes down with like the tablets. This dude just went in his trailer,” Foxx recalled.