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Sam Jackson, Gerald McRaney Join Tarantino's Django Unchained

There's a new Quentin Tarantino movie coming! We all know this already, have known it for some time now, but it's always good to remind yourself when something awesome is coming your way. Django Unchained will indeed be awesome, make no mistake. Today's casting news merely sweetens the deal.

Variety confirms in two separate reports that Samuel L. Jackson and Gerald McRaney are getting involved, joining a star-studded cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Costner and Jamie Foxx. Jackson, who marks his fifth appearance in a Tarantino flick, will play Stephen, "a house slave and the right-hand man of a sadistic slavemaster." McRaney, who you may remember as George Hearst on HBO's Deadwood, is in negotiations for an unspecified parts. McRaney is best known for his television roles in Simon & Simon and Major Dad.

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Django Unchained hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2012.

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