A training accident for the film “Django Unchained” has kept Christoph Waltz from attending Friday night’s New York premiere of “Carnage,” the new Roman Polanski movie playing at the New York Film Festival.
Waltz’s camp confirmed the injury, releasing the following statement: “Christoph Waltz was injured while training with his horse in preparation for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.””
“Waltz is currently being treated for a dislocated pelvic bone and is looking forward to getting back in the saddle.”
The storyline for “Django Unchained” is as follows:
In the 1800’s south, slave-turned-bounty hunter Django (Jamie Foxx) 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 Unchained” domestically on Christmas Day next year, while Sony Pictures will handle distribution internationally.
“Django Unchained” is scheduled to begin production in November, and will come to theaters on December 25th, 2012. The film will star Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Zoe Bell, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, and Laura Cayouette. 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: The Hollywood Reporter