Kerry Washington is joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, reports Deadline. She’ll play Broomhilda, the wife of Django, played by Jamie Foxx.
Django is a freed slave, who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) becomes a badass bounty hunter himself. After assisting Waltz on taking down some bad guys for profit, he is in turn assisted by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
She joins a cast that also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Weinstein Company is planning a December 25, 2012 release for the anticipated movie.
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