Up for Debate: Should Will Smith play a slave in the new Quentin Tarantino movie?
Word on the street is that the master mind behind such hit classic movies as “Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (vol. 1&2), and Inglorious Basterds” has a hot new movie he desperately wants Will Smith to lend his super-star power to.
The project is called “Django Unlimited” and would have smith playing “a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.” Say’s THR
The character is also being described by industry watchers as a western in the vein of the classic films made by Sergio Leon and Clint Eastwood.
The problem we see with smith starring in this project - although we love all of Tarantino’s movies - is that he may not want to smudge his carefully manicured image. The Millionaire scented actor rarely stars in project that rate higher than a PG-13. The script, which is being kept top secret (although readily available online) is said to have “Liberal use of the N-word”.
Yet then again, Will Smith hasn’t toplined a feature film since 2008 with “Seven Pounds”. The could be the right type of movie to usher him back into the spotlight. What do you think, Is it worth it for him to play a slave in what’s sure to be an artistic and creative project or should big willy say no thank you?