"Django Unchained" might have a minimalist teaser poster, but it's got a maximum plot summary. (Groan! But, seriously, this thing is three paragraphs.)
Quentin Tarantino's next film -- which is being promoted by The Weinstein Company not with its title, but with Tarantino's name alone -- arrives in theaters on Christmas Day, and its plot feels perfect for the holiday season. Wait, make that not perfect: "Django" is about a bounty hunter, a freed slave and the revenge they attempt to get on a nasty plantation owner. Stick that in your pipe, feel-bad "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"!
Check out the plot summary below. Click here to see the awesome "Django" poster. "Django Unchained" arrives in theaters on Dec. 25.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-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®-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.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django andSchultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...