12/31/2012 09:05 am ET

Quentin Tarantino & Johnny Depp Could Work Together, Says Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has already work with A-list stars like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, but he's not stopping there. In an interview with Charlie Rose, the "Django Unchained" director said he would like to work with Johnny Depp in the future.

"We would love to work together. We've talked about it for years," Tarantino told Rose about Depp. "Not that we get together and talk about it for years, but from time to time. We're obviously fans of each other. It just needs to be the right character. I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the right guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we'll do it. And then it'll be magical. I haven't written the perfect character for Johnny Depp as of yet. Maybe someday I will, maybe someday I won't. We'll see."

Tarantino went on to explain that sometimes he writes with actors in mind (specifically Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz), but sometimes he doesn't. As fans might recall, Tarantino initially wanted Will Smith to play the title role in "Django Unchained," but the actor passed on the project because of time constraints.

"I came really close, it was one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever ever seen," Smith said in an interview with Empire. "I was in the middle of 'Men In Black 3' and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up. That thing's going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay."

Jamie Foxx wound up playing Django in the new film, which has grossed $64 million since opening on Christmas Day.

As for other actors on Tarantino's dream list: Michael Caine and Meryl Streep. "I actually think we'd get along like a house on fire, even though I don't really know her," Tarantino said.

For more on the interview with Rose, head over to The Playlist.

[via Indiewire/The Playlist]

'Django Unchained'