After two months of speculation, it seems that Quentin Tarantino has found his Django in Jamie Foxx. The search for the star of Django Unchained has run through Will Smith, Chris Tucker, Idris Elba, and Terrence Howard before circling Foxx last week.
While this is a huge opportunity for Foxx (Tarantino always serves as a great opportunity for everyone), I’m having trouble picturing him as a grizzled slave the same way I could Elba or Smith. However, one of the best aspects of QT’s films are their ability to transform familiar faces and names into something you had never imagined. We will soon see if Foxx can keep that streak alive as Django.