During the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, Foxx talked about what Westerns mean to him. “I’m from Texas, man. For me, being from Texas, when he said I was going to wear the green jacket, I said, ‘I’m going to wear the green jacket from Bonanza?’ He said yeah. I said, ‘Oh, man.’ As a kid, whether you were black or white or Hispanic, when you were growing up everybody watched Hee Haw, everybody watched Bonanza, everybody twirled little plastic guns. And in my home, the Brown family, we actually had a rodeo. We had horses. We didn’t do bull riding but we did tricks and stuff like that. So it was real cool. And then also too I get a chance to ride my own horse in the movie.”
Django Unchained is heading to theaters on December 25, 2012.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Source: The Weinstein Company