Clearing Up The Confusion Between Quentin Tarantino’s Western and Franco Nero’s Film
There has been some confusion with the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film. Django Unchained is the film directed by Tarantino but there is no confirmation that Franco Nero is starring in it, at least not yet. However there is another western called The Angel, the Brute and the Wise which will feature Tarantino acting. That film, The Angel, the Brute and the Wise, will be directed by Nero and is an homage to John Huston and Sergio Leone films. Hopefully that clears up all the confusion.
Franco Nero told Box Office Magazine that despite rumours he doesn’t have a part in Tarantino’s project:
“I said ‘Quentin, we are going to do a western. It would be an homage to Sergio Leone and John Huston, the director that discovered me, and would you be so kind to play a cameo?’ And he said, ‘Oh yeah! What do I have to do?’ I said, actually there are three bandits, and I have to kill them all, and he said, ‘oh, great, so I can come with Robert Rodriguez and my friends to play them.’ I said, yeah! That would be great! He said, ‘But how are you going to kill me?’ I said, I’ll tell you—with a shotgun, and inside, instead of having bullets, it will be gold coins. He said, ‘I love it!’”
Nero went on to discuss the cast so far confirmed for his project saying:
“We have already been signed by a dozen people who will be part of project. Among the filmmakers involved include Quentin Tarantino, Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, fifteen people in all. Americans who want to do this movie and so we are trying to produce it outside of Italy”.
thanks to /film and Box Office Mojo for making this all clear.