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RZA Cast As “Violent Slave” Thaddeus In Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

RZA Cast As "Violent Slave" Thaddeus In Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

RZA’s certainly keeping himself busy, both in front of and behind the camera… the latest from Variety:

Quentin Tarantino is reaching out to a familiar face for a part in DJANGO UNCHAINED, tapping his KILL BILL composer RZA for a supporting role in the spaghetti Western… RZA will play Thaddeus, a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation.

It’s been awhile since I read the script for the film and don’t immediately recall a “violent slave” named “Thaddeus,” why he’s described as “violent,” or how considerable the part is.

Regardless, whether or not he was in the version of script I read, or a new character Tarantino has since written in, RZA’s going to play him.

I hope we’ll be seeing a trailer for his The Man With The Iron Fists soon (his directorial debut, shepherded by Tarantino by the way; as well as Eli Roth)! Been a minute since that wrapped.

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About a decade ago, after geting tired of seeing the craze to cast rappers for any and all roles set aside for black folks, I made a joke to friends that there would come a film based on Reconstruction and the opening credits would read : “Starring Anthony Hopkins…Jodie Foster…Morgan Freeman…and Ghostface Killah”.

Close enough.

Yeah, I know RZA has been acting for a bit and I know he and QT are pals but…..really?


@Jug Good to know there’s a rewrite. I wasn’t sure about the movie after reading the script. I was thinking that it lacked something. Not quite sure, maybe it was heart. I didn’t “feel” the love between Django and Broomhilda. Hopefully the rewrite will punch that part up.


@ jug please share the re write after hearing /reading some of the past plot advances I’m not feeling this but now that 12 years is coming tarrantino might change his tune


There’s a rewrite. I’m gonna get into it pretty soon.

But I think the hardest part…is someone saying “I’m gonna cast you, you look like a slave” LMBAO

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