Back in 2011, the role of Ace Woody, a villainous trainer who brings slaves to kill each other for sport in Quentin Tarantino’s latest concoction Django Unchained was up for grabs after Kevin Costner left the picture for scheduling conflicts. Now his replacemnt, Kurt Russell, has decided to quit, without any explanation as of yet.
Sacha Baron Cohen has also left the picture. He was only supposed to have a cameo role but scheduling conflicts has prevented him from being able to visit set. This was revealed on America’s Howard Stern Show:
“That was going to be a cameo, but I had to drop out because of [The Dictator's] press tour.”
With a cast still filled with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, you’d think Tarantino would be able to fill the two pairs of empty boots. But with a looming Christmas release date someone in the camp should be very worried.