Even though shooting has wrapped, we’ve heard that Django Unchained lost another cast member. Anthony LaPaglia, who was originally in the movie, had to bail because of the film’s long shooting schedule. He will be in Robert Connolly’s film Underground, which is about Julian Assange and the wikileaks case.
LaPaglia told Austrian News that “The (Django) production was just out of control, over-budget… it was everywhere. I had to formally withdraw. They recast it and they still haven’t shot anything. I could have said nothing and just hung out I could be there shooting it now.” Ouch.
Currently there is some speculation – perhaps unfounded – that the film will not make its Christmas Day 2012 release date because the production finished shooting weeks ago. Though Quentin Tarantino doesn’t use much (or any) computer generated imagery, at this point they are also 130 days away from their scheduled release. We’ve heard the film was shot in sequence, so it’s quite possible that the film is mostly assembled. The big question is that – because Tarantino is working with a new editor – post-production might not move as fast as it would have with editor Sally Menke, who passed away in 2010.
If it doesn’t make the date, it will be one of at least a dozen pictures from 2012 that have been pushed to 2013.
Do you think Django Unchained will come out on time?