Tarantino Wants DiCaprio For ‘Django Unchained’, Unless He Doesn’t

Tuesday, May 31 by

We’ve seen him with a goatee before (the official facial hair of evildoers), but up to this point the most evil deed we’ve seen him commit on film is when Arnie Grape killed that grasshopper with a mailbox. Which begs the question, is the world ready for Evil Leonardo DiCaprio? Quentin Tarantino thinks so. Maybe. According to some guy.

Former Creative Screenwriting Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith tweeted: “Casting Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio WILL play villain Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s Django Unchained! QT wanted him for I.B. & now has him!”

Many are inclined to believe Goldsmith based off the fact he tipped the hat that Will Smith was in talks to join the film (though his participation may have fallen through when it was decided that Jayden would not be allowed to play a ninja or something cool like that). So, as of right now, consider this all speculative, though it would be nice to see DiCaprio share screen time with Hollywood legend, Treat Williams. (via The Playlist)

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