Here's a clash of the titans: Will Smith facing off against Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained,' the director's first outing since the overwhelming success of 2009's 'Inglourious Basterds.'

According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, Smith has emerged as the front-runner to star in the spaghetti Western about a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for the slave's wife and take down an evil plantation owner.

Sources told THR that Tarantino would like Smith to star in the film as Django, but no official offer has been made to the star. The script has been making the rounds of Hollywood last week and has garnered, in THR's words, "wide acclaim."
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