Kerry Washington will play the female lead in Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western Django Unchained, Deadline reports:
She’ll play the long-suffering slave wife of Django (Jamie Foxx), who is freed by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and taught the tricks of that trade. Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife, who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Django Unchained is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2012.