Quentin Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on the star-studded cast of his upcoming film Django Unchained and when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the director went ahead and outdid himself. Variety reports that Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat) has signed up to join the cast of the film.
For those of you unfamiliar with the project, Jamie Foxx will star as Django, a freed slave-turned-bounty hunter who must return to his plantation to rescue his slave wife Broomhilda (Washington) from the evil Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Cohen will take on the role of Scotty Harmony, a gambler who buys Broomhilda as a female companion but ends up losing her to Candie.
Cohen will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s family fare Hugo starting November 23. The cast will also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, and Anthony LaPaglia. Plans are to start shooting Django Unchained in New Orleans in January for a December 25, 2012 release.