Kevin Costner to train slaves in Django Unchained


Bland actor Kevin Costner seems to be making the rounds lately. He who dances with wolves is currently gearing up to play Pa’ Kent in Zach Snyder’s take on the Superman tale. But what if I told you he was circling another movie in his day planner? 

Deadline reported earlier today that Costner will be playing Ace Woody, a slave trainer in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. So it seems like Costner will be breaking his streak of playing just about nothing but good guys. A brief rundown on Ace Woody’s character description proves that Mr. Costner will be playing a real son of a b*tch. Check that out after the break.

I always love it when an actor plays out of their comfort zone, so I’m interested in seeing what Costner could bring to the role. What do you guys think? Could that weird fish man play a convincing slave trainer?

[via Deadline]

Deadline’s description of Ace Woody, the character Kevin Costner is set to play.

He’s the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes. The club and ranch are owned by Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) and Ace Woody is the one who pits the “mandingo” fighters against one another, and has little qualms about mistreating and even killing the slaves who don’t measure up. The roles that DiCaprio and Costner will play are every bit as sadistic as the one that Waltz played in Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.