Back in July it was announced that Kevin Costner would be playing a villain in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film, Django Unchained, who trains slaves to fight to the death for the amusement of slavemaster Calvin Candie, who will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Recently, however, Costner had to step away from the role, and now a replacement has been chosen: Kurt Russell. We now also know that the character will be named Ace, and that he takes great joy in making the lives of the slaves miserable while overseeing the plantation.
The movie also stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a former slave who teams up with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to go back and free his wife, and Samuel L. Jackson as one of Candie’s right–hand men.
Russell has worked with the director before on Tarantino’s half of 2007′s Grindhouse, titled Death Proof, and hasn’t been in a movie since then. He does have a couple projects on the way, however.
[Source: Heat Vision]