Quentin Tarantino is hoping to lock down actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt for an unspecified role in the director's upcoming Western revenge tale set on a plantation, Django Unchained.

The actor wants to join the movie, which would reunite him with his Inception co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has quite a few scheduling issues, though, that stand in the way. If he can't get them sorted out, he will miss the shoot, which begins this January in New Orleans.

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The movie centers on a slave, played by Jamie Foxx, who teams up with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to retrieve his wife from a nasty plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Other cast members include Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Kurt Russell, and Don Johnson.