Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) is in advanced talks to co-star in The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained.
Costner will star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), Jamie Foxx (Horrible Bosses), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) and Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane) in the drama-western written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill).
Django Unchained centers on a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) who sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), a Mississippi plantation owner.
Costner will play Ace Woody, the sadistic taskmaster who trains slaves to fight one another.
Meanwhile, the actor will be seen next in Man of Steel, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Superman reboot, to be directed by Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch).