Actor Dennis Christopher has been cast to play lawyer Leo Moguy in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” He serves as bad guy Calvin Candie’s attorney in this revenge/drama/western feature, which is based on the screenplay written by Tarantino.
Famous for his 1979 breakout role in “Breaking Away,” Christopher also co-starred in 1981’s Best Picture winner “Chariots of Fire.” He has spent the last several years performing in guest roles on television series such as “Deadwood,” and “Criminal Minds.” His last film role was in Henry Jaglom’s 2010 independent film “Queen of the Lot” where he portrayed the fictitious Hollywood legend Odin Johannessen.
The storyline for “Django Unchained” is as follows:
Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter who teams up with a German doctor (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from the sadistic and brutal slave master and Mississippi plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio.)
The Weinstein Company will distribute “Django” domestically on Christmas Day next year, and Sony Pictures will distribute overseas. Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin are producing, while Harvey Weinstein, Michael Shamberg and Jim Skotchdopole are executive producers.
It is unknown when production will begin on this latest Tarantino venture.
“Django Unchained” comes to theaters on December 25th, 2012. The film will star Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Zoe Bell, and Dennis Christopher. Kerry Washington and Treat Williams are rumored to be attached to the project as well. Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay and will also direct.
Sources: Variety, IMDb