Leonardo DiCaprio and Idris Elba
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Could Leonardo DiCaprio
be Quentin Tarantino's newest villain?
According to several reports and industry Tweets
, the actor is in talks for the role of Calvin Candie in the upcoming Django Unchained
The film depicts a freed slave trying to save his wife from Candie, a plantation owner. And the role of the slave is equally buzzed-about.
After plenty of chatter that Will Smith
had landed the title role, the new rumor is that Idris Elba, who starred on the HBO series The Wire
, is actually the one up for the part.
"Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today," he Tweeted
. "Meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part."
is currently slated for release in 2013.