Sacha Baron Cohen is a chameleon, so it’s no surprise that Quentin Tarantino has taken a liking to the actor, and according to Variety, Cohen is in “final talks” to appear in Tarantino’s latest Django Unchained. He’d be joining cast members Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson in QT’s western opus.
According to Variety it’s a small but important role, and as Jonah Hill recently mentioned being unable to appear in the film, so it’s likely the same part. Casting has been steady for the last month or two, with the film filling out nicely. Django Unchained is scheduled to start shooting any day now.
Cohen made a name for himself in England with Da Ali G Show, where he played three characters (Ali G, Borat and Bruno), all of whom have had their own spin off movies. The show moved to America, and by the time his film Borat was released, that character and the film became a phenomenon. But his ability to disappear into characters made sure that he wasn’t defined by these comic characters, and he’s been gathering a great career in supporting work in films like Sweeney Todd and Hugo, though he recently wrapped a starring role in the film The Dictator, which he also co-wrote.
Who would you like to see added to the Django Unchained cast?