Don Johnson in Django UnchainedWithout a doubt one of the most anticipated films of the year, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained will be one of the last films people see entering the awards race at the year’s end.

Unleashed in the US on Christmas Day, we’ve recently heard that the Lucca Movie event will be treated to an extended 8-minute trailer this Friday, and we’re hoping that will debut online shortly after.

In the meantime, a handful of excellent photos have now surfaced, giving us some terrific new images of the leading cast, as well as our first look at Don Johnson and Walton Goggins.

“Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award(R)-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award(R)-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles–dead or alive.”

Jamie Foxx stars as the eponymous Django, with Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonah Hill, Johnson, and Goggins starring alongside.

Tarantino is naturally once more directing from his own script, reuniting with executive producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Django Unchained will be hitting theatres in the US on Christmas Day, before coming to the UK slightly later on 18th January in the New Year, a date which can’t come fast enough. For now, here are the great new images, which you can click to enlarge.


Source: The Quentin Tarantino Archives.