Costner joins cast of Tarantino's next

July 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has cast Kevin Costner in his upcoming spaghetti western, "Django Unchained," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Costner has starred in "Wyatt Earp," "Dances with Wolves," "The Postman" and "Open Range."

Tarantino's films include "Inglourious Basterds," "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs."

The "Django" cast already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz.

Set in the Old South, the movie is about a slave who teams up with a German bounty hunter to find his wife, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Costner will play a trainer of slaves forced to fight in death matches for a plantation owner.

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