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‘Django Unchained’ Gets a Christmas 2012 Release

News about Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated slavery western Django Unchained is coming thick and fast. We have seen rumors that Idris Elba, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jamie Foxx and Will Smith have been linked to roles about a former slave trying to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner and with the aid of German bounty hunter.

The Weinstein Company has confirmed in a press release that "Django" will be released on Christmas Day in 2012. This certainly makes the film a more concrete prospect and affirms both Tarantino’s Oscar-winning qualities and ability to make a potential winter blockbuster. It's a big step up back into the limelight for Tarantino, whose Inglourious Basterds dropped in August of 2009 after the disappointment of his prior film, Grindhouse.

December 2012 is already turning into a crowded month. Already penciled in for that month are The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi and The Lone Ranger. Certainly, Tarantino's ultra-violent style will not make this one of the family-friendly Christmas releases, but Tarantino fans will still make it out 


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