24 Jun '11, 8am

TODAYonline | Entertainment | Movies | Tarantino to shoot Foxx?: Leonardo DiCaprio, Pulp Fiction veteran Samuel

Jamie Foxx (picture) has emerged as the frontrunner for the title role in Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western, Django Unchained. The Oscar-winning Ray star has been in the mix for weeks, but talks have now progressed to a point that Foxx is the sole actor in the running to take on the part of the vengeful slave who teams up with a German bounty hunter to scour the Old South looking for his wife. Will Smith and Idris Elba (The Wire) had also been in consideration for the role. Smith passed and Elba is now doing Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Sources caution that no offer has been made and that talks are in a delicate stage since Foxx has concerns about taking on the risky role. Leonardo DiCaprio, Pulp Fiction veteran Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for Tarantino's last film, Inglourious Basterds, have been circling other major roles. If they come...

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