Sacha Baron Cohen in talks for Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest high-profile actor to be named in Quentin Tarantino’s epic Django Unchained line-up.

According to Variety, the funny man best known for his mockumentary Borat is in final negotiations to join the already star-packed cast of Tarantino’s “Southern-fried spaghetti Western”.  He’s set to play the role of Scotty the gambler, though not much is known about this character.

Already signed on to the film: Jamie Foxx as Django, the freed slave who teams up with Christoph Waltz‘s German bounty hunter to rescue his wide Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington. She’s being held hostage by plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his right-hand man Ace Woody (Kurt Russell). Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony LaPaglia and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have also scored roles.

With production beginning in early 2012 this could be the last of the high profile casting news for the film. Django Unchained hits Australian cinemas January 2013.

Discuss: Can you see Baron Cohen fitting into QT’s world?


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