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One of the last remaining roles in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming 'Django Unchained' has apparently been assigned to none other than Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat,' 'Bruno'). The outlandish British comedian is in final negotiations to play a gambler who purchases the kidnapped wife of freed slave Django. The part is apparently small but "showy." Cohen joins a cast that already boasts damn near everyone in Hollywood; Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, RZA, and Don Johnson. The movie will begin shooting later this month.
Tarantino's movies are well known for their massive cast rosters, ('Pulp Fiction' being the prime example). But what I always enjoy more than simply the sheer quantity of actors in his films is the ecclectic assortments he puts together. Take 'Inglourious Basterds' for example. We have a WWII film featuring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Diane Kruger alongside comedians such as Mike Myers and B.J. Novak and director Eli Roth. As much as I don't count myself the biggest Sacha Baron Cohen fan, I have faith in Quentin and I am intrigued to see how he can utilize Cohen. After all, I wasn't the world's biggest John Travolta fan either, but I'll be damned if he wasn't great in 'Pulp Fiction.'