Variety has confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing the character Stephen in the Quentin Tarantino Western Django Unchained. The role will be Jackson’s fifth with director Tarantino.
The character Stephen is a house slave and right-hand man of the evil slavemaster/plantation owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Jamie Foxx stars as the title character Django, a freed slave who takes on DiCaprio’s character.
Django Unchained is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2012.