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Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« on: July 19, 2011, 07:42:50 am »
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:

Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
The actor joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson for the Quentin Tarantino helmed Western.

3:46 PM 7/18/2011 by Borys Kit


Kevin Costner is joining the all-star cast of Quentin Tarantinoís Django Unchained, the filmmaker's spaghetti Western about a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for his wife.

Costner joins a cast that already such bold-faced names as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz.
Costnerís role is a departure from his good-guy roles and a cannonballing into the part of a vile and sadistic trainer of slaves who are forced to fight in death matches for a plantation owner (DiCaprio, also departing from his usual).

Foxx is Django, a man in search of his wife while Waltz is the German who helps him on his quest. Jackson is a head slave who works for DiCaprio and relishes his status over other slaves.

Django ist the second high-profile gig snagged by Costner, once of the biggest studio stars. He recently nabbed the part of Supermanís Earth-bound father, Pa Kent, in Zack Snyderís Man of Steel movie.

Costner is repped by WME.

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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 02:38:07 pm »
Bull Durham himself?  Fascinating.. Hopefully some more high-profile actors will continue to get involved..
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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 11:11:42 am »
I am so not feeling this movie.
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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 11:37:22 am »
I am so not feeling this movie.

What turns you off? Subject matter? Story summary? Casting? Terrantino? General Hollywood distrust?
I am sincerely curious.
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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 01:58:09 pm »
I am so not feeling this movie.

What turns you off? Subject matter? Story summary? Casting? Terrantino? General Hollywood distrust?

Yes.

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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 02:34:34 pm »
Ha ha. I know the temptation was strong but seriously, this is a good place and time to voice any concerns.
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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 03:31:41 pm »
Yeah, even I agree with the other two people in this thread...
Although I think it's a good idea for a Hudlin/Tarantino collaboration, I vowed to never again see another quentin tarantino movie  after the train wreck that was 'inglorious basterds'.

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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011, 04:44:50 am »
I understand if you don't like IB but train wreck seems unfair. It is very much a Tarantino project and a tall tale told with dark humor but I think that's a good thing. I can see how others may think otherwise. Whether you like the results or not, we have to acknowledge that QT is a skilled filmmaker with a distinctive voice.
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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011, 05:27:57 am »
Whether you like the results or not, we have to acknowledge that QT is a skilled filmmaker with a distinctive voice.



Certainly, he is recognized as such.  When it comes to entertainment it only takes one sour movie for me to distrust.
He remains skillful but gives me enough reason to believe that he's just another Hollywood director who has nothing to say to me.

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Re: Kevin Costner to Train Slaves in 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 07:30:52 am »
I understand if you don't like IB but train wreck seems unfair. It is very much a Tarantino project and a tall tale told with dark humor but I think that's a good thing. I can see how others may think otherwise. Whether you like the results or not, we have to acknowledge that QT is a skilled filmmaker with a distinctive voice.

I know people love his work, I'm just not one of them.  People gave me grief because I didn't like Pulp Fiction.  IMHO, his only good movie was Reservoir Dogs and that was a BLATANT rip off of City on Fire.  If you want to remake a movie, call it a remake or a homage, don't just make people think it's original.  I don't like his unhealthy obsession with Black people either, but that's a whole other thread.  I thought Inglourious Basterds was a long, boring, snore-fest of a movie and Waltz was the only good thing about it, Defiance was much better.  To put it short (too late) I don't like him, his movies or most of his rabid, fanboy fan base that think he can do no wrong.