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Django Unchained Signs Up RZA, Anthony LaPaglia, Misty Upham

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<i>Django Unchained</i> Signs Up RZA, Anthony LaPaglia, Misty Upham

Casting news for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti Western Django Unchained keeps on coming. A pair of pieces from Variety and Deadline reveal that RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Misty Upham (Frozen River) and Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace) will be joining a cast that already includes Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and plenty of others.

RZA, who scored Tarantino’s Kill Bill films, will play Thaddeus, “a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation.” Foxx’s slave-turned-bounty hunter Django will run across Thaddeus on his way to save his wife, played by Kerry Washington. He’ll also come across Misty Upham as Minnie, a saloon owner.

Deadline talked to LaPaglia about his role, which has yet to be named publicly. He and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play slave-running brothers who run afoul of Django on his journey. “It’s wildly ambitious and imaginative, deals with that subject matter in a way it hasn’t been dealt with before,” LaPaglia told the site. This news also served as a confirmation that Gordon-Levitt will in fact be in the film, which was in question at one point due to potential timing issues.

Django Unchained is set for a Dec. 25, 2012, release.

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