RZA Joins Django Unchained

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RZA has joined the cast of of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, reports Variety. He’ll play Thaddeus, a slave working on a Southern plantation.

In the film Django (Jamie Foxx) 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).

The supporting cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kerry Washington and Anthony LaPaglia.

RZA, who previously worked with Tarantino on the score to both volumes of Kill Bill, is also set to make his directorial debut with the Kung Fu film The Man with the Iron Fists and will appear as The Blind Master in next summer’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

The Weinstein Company is planning a December 25, 2012 release for Django Unchained.

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