According to CinemaBlend.com Walton is set to absorb Kur Russell’s role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film ‘Django Unchained’ which Walton was already apart of. You can read more below!
It was disheartening to hear last night that both Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen had dropped out of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, each for their own, slightly unclear reasons. Baron Cohen was busy promoting his new comedy The Dictator, but Russell’s departure was even more mysterious, especially since he’d been cast in the relatively large role of Ace Woody, a vicious employee of Leonardo DiCaprio’s evil slaveowner character Calvin Candie.
Russell had already replaced Kevin Costner in the role, but with Django already shooting and set for December 25 release this year, it was unclear how someone could step in and replace him so quickly. But Ain’t It Cool reports it’s not nearly so complicated or dramatic. In true Tarantino fashion, the script is changing and evolving even as shooting happens, and Russell’s role changed to the point that Walton Goggins, who plays another nasty overseer, will basically absorb the part. It seems clear that Russell did indeed quit, but their sources say he didn’t storm off the set, and his departure had nothing to do with Sacha Baron Cohen leaving as well.
With so many actors in the cast, it seems clear that not everybody would have as much time to shine as they probably deserved– and Tarantino, whose films are always long and overstuffed anyway, seemed pretty likely to have written a script that was too long and busy for so many actors. So while Russell will be missed, fans of Goggins’s work on Justified will probably be thrilled to see more of him– and given the stunning cast Tarantino still has on board, there is still plenty more for the rest of us to enjoy, with or without Snake Plissken.
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Steven Spielberg has two projects on the horizon that couldn’t possibly be more different. The first, Lincoln, tells the story of our 16th president and has lined up a brilliant ensemble cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, James Spader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, Tim Blake Nelson, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, David Strathairn and about a thousand other big names. Robopocalypse, on the other hand, is an adaptation of the novel by Daniel H. Wilson that explores a future in which the world has experienced a robot uprising. The movie have only two things in common: they’re both directed by Steven Spielberg, and the filmmaker recently spoke about both of them recently with Empire.
Beginning with Lincoln, the great director explained that the movie will only cover the last few months of Honest Abe’s life, but will include some of the most important events from his presidency. “I was interested in how he ended the war through all the efforts of his generals…but more importantly how he passed the 13th Amendment into constitutional law,” Spielberg said. “The Emancipation Proclamation was a war powers act and could have been struck down by any court after the war ended…But what permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment – that story I’m excited to tell.”
Asked if the project could be compared to Amistad, the film about the slave ship that he directed in 1997, Spielberg said that the presidential biopic will be less “visual” and more “procedural.” Said the director, “It shows Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books…arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world.”
I’ve collected some blurbs of where Walton was mentioned in a few ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ reviews from early screenings. The movie, however, is out today in Canada, United States and India.
Be sure to check out the listing of release dates worldwide here: @IMDB
The Detroit News: “Walton Goggins steals every scene as a nervous outlaw”
Metro Weekly: “Walton Goggins and the other character actors who surround Ford and Craig shine. ”
Gapers Block: “Cowboys & Aliens gets bonus coolness points for having Walton Goggins in its midst as an old acquaintance of Jake, from a time when his memory was a bit sharper.”
Finally, Walton Goggins, someone I’m happy to see in any context, even when it is throwaway crap like Predators, is now in Officer Down alongside David Boreanaz, Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, James Woods and AnnaLynne McCord. We reported on the film a couple days ago, but to recap the John Chase script, which seems to blend a slightly metaphysical angle with what might be a thriller of sorts, we’ve got this:
When a doctor and security guard dream at night, their dreams consist of what the other person did during the day. They meet when the security guard murders his wife, is then hit by a car and brought into the doctor’s emergency room. Boreanaz will play a humorless and ambitious rival detective to another cop played by Dorff.
Walton Goggins will be “the prime suspect in the sexual assault of a young woman, a case being investigated by a gruff detective (Dorff).”
You can read the snippet below of Walton’s interview with Rosebud Magazine:
Q: You’re already wildly popular amongst fans of “The Shield.” Is it true that your character Boyd Crowder on “Justified” was brought back to life by the fans?
A: Pretty much. I had agreed to do one episode and based on the reaction of the test audiences, they didn’t want to see Boyd die. I was doing a movie while the show kept rolling and the executive producers asked me if I would stay on for a bit. We were having such a good time and the relationship between Timothy Olyphant’s character Raylan and my character became so complex and juicy and delicious that once the movie shoot was over, they asked me to come on fulltime.
And make sure to read the entire interview over at Rosebud Magazine.