Moviefone HQ is officially running out of 'Django Unchained' ledes. Seriously, Quentin Tarantino, the cast of your next movie is already stacked -- how many roles are in this thing? Perhaps an infinite amount. According to Deadline, Michael Kenneth Williams (Chalky White from 'Boardwalk Empire' and Omar from 'The Wire') is in talks to potentially play hired muscle for ranch owner Calvin Candle (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the new film. Williams was originally considered for the part of Django, but it ended up going to Jamie Foxx.
If Williams gets this part, he will join a cast that already includes (deep breath): Foxx, DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, the RZA, Anthony Lapaglia, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Gerald McRaney, M.C. Gainey, Tom Wopat and possibly Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Quentin Tarantino-directed film is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2012.

UPDATE: Per Deadline, the site that originally reported Williams's 'Django' involvement, the actor won't appear in the film because of scheduling conflicts with 'Boardwalk Empire.' Instead, he'll be seen in 'Snitch' opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Williams's 'Django Unchained' role has reportedly been written out.

[via Deadline]

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Django Unchained
R 2012
Based on 42 critics

A former slave and a German bounty hunter roam the American South in search of wanted criminals. Read More

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