The poster for Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated and sure-to-be-controversial upcoming slavery revenge thriller Django Unchained has been unveiled. Despite boasting an all-star cast which includes Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino decided to go with a sparse, retro feel for this first piece of promotion. The Huffington Post reports:

“Django Unchained” has its first poster, and fans of “Mad Men” and/or those hipster-y minimalist revisions on classic movie artwork will be delighted. Everyone else may scratch their heads wondering what the movie is actually called.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and a host of other famous faces, the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino tells the story of a slave (Foxx) seeking revenge against the evil plantation owner (DiCaprio) who kidnapped his wife. “Django Unchained” has previously been described as a “Southern” — which, in Tarantino speak, is another way of saying its a Spaghetti Western set in the South.

Tarantino is taking full advantage of the film’s Western roots. He shot “Django” at the famed Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif., the same place where “Deadwood” film.


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