Casting About: Don Johnson Is Going From Porn to Slavery

Tim Grierson
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You know, there's going to come a time when there won't be any more casting news for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." And what a sad day that will be. Today's "wait, what?" item is that Don Johnson will be joining the slavery-era revenge film. Hopefully this will be the only cast member from "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" and "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" to sign up for the QT joint. [Showblitz/Variety]

Nobody knows for sure what the new James Bond movie is gonna be called -- we're personally hoping they decide to stick with "Bond 23" -- but we do know that Javier Bardem is indeed going to be in it. Even better, he'll be the bad guy, which hopefully means he won't be one of those lame Bond villains with a robotic arm or an eye patch or a plan to take over the world by controlling the planet's population of fat-free yogurt. [/film]

We're gonna continue to not talk about "Shame" until its release in December, but we will say that we're excited that Michael Fassbender has just joined "Twelve Years a Slave," the new film from his "Shame" (and "Hunger") director, Steve McQueen. The project already has Chiwetel Ejiofor, thereby bringing together two of our very favorite actors. By the way, isn't it sorta crazy that Don Johnson is going to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie? [Variety]