Summer movies are getting bleaker and bleaker (Captain America, ugh), and so you need some good news about exciting movies in the offing. Kevin Costner will join the ranks of some over-the-hill actors (and Quentin Tarantino!) in Django Unchained, the spaghetti western set to blow our minds in 2012. 

Now, before you say anything, Costner himself is definitely not "over-the-hill." He's also set to play Superman's dad in the upcoming Man of Steel. And remember how he had that machine that was going to help clean up the oil spill on the Gulf Coast? He's definitely been doing... stuff. But this has to be the most exciting project for him in recent years, since he's set to play a bad guy. And not just any bad guy — a Quentin Tarantino bad guy.

Costner's role is that of Ace Woody, a "sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons at Candyland." He'll be on the same racist psycho team as Leonardo DiCaprio. As someone who loves revenge movies more than anything, I'm very excited by this news. Seeing Costner's smug mug (hopefully Tarantino will get him to shave that soul patch) and Leo's smarmy smirk get their bloody, probably perverted comeuppance from Jamie Foxx will be so much fun.

Commentarium (6 Comments)

Jul 19 11 - 3:49pm
GeeBee

Best thing Costner has done recently was "Mr Brooks" (and wow was William Hurt creepy in that one too). It was rumored to be the first part of a trilogy but I have heard nothing about the other pieces.

Jul 19 11 - 6:46pm
el profe

Agreed - Mr. Brooks was surprisingly excellent, even with Dane Cook involved.

Jul 20 11 - 12:17pm
GeeBee

In some ways, Dane Cook was excellent, in that you really wanted things to turn out for him the way they did (spoiler avoided I hope!).

Jul 19 11 - 11:17pm
Costner's Smug Mug

Hi soul patch doesn't look half bad, so I hope he keeps it. So there!

Jul 19 11 - 11:32pm
Fingerboard

So this is not about jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt? Darn.

Jul 20 11 - 11:00am
Joe

Don't be hatin' on Captain America! He's one of the cornerstone Marvel heroes.