Dennis Christopher will play Leo Moguy, the lawyer for Leonardo DiCaprio's Calvin Candie. Jamie Foxx stars as the title character, an ex-slave who hires a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to track down his kidnapped wife. Samuel L. Jackson and Gerald McRaney also star.
Quentin Tarantino is directing Django Unchained from his own original screenplay. The filmmaker has made a habit out of resurrecting acting careers, and it seems Dennis Christopher is his latest beneficiary. Best known for his critically-acclaimed role in Breaking Away, Dennis Christopher has primarily worked in TV in recent years. He appeared in the 2010 indie Queen of the Lot, which was his first movie in six years.
It isn't known when production will start on Django Unchained.