Quentin Tarantino Sets Western Homage <i>Django Unchained</i>

It's been almost two years since Inglourious Basterds hit theaters, which means we're due for more from Quentin Tarantino. Talk has picked up in recent weeks on what he'll be doing next, and it seems that earlier reports of an homage to Spaghetti Westerns, starring Christoph Waltz, are true.

Tarantino's agency has confirmed that Django Unchained is up next for the filmmaker, and Waltz is signed on for a lead role. A rough story synopsis has been revealed as well: "It’s a Western whose lead character is a former slave who is in league with Waltz to save his wife from an evil plantation owner."

This news echoes reports we heard back in March that Tarantino was working on a Spaghetti Western-inspired script with Waltz set to star. Further word came from Franco Nero, star of Sergio Corbucci's 1966 film Django, who revealed in an interview earlier this year that he is attached, along with Keith Carradine and Treat Williams.

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