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“Django Unchained” might feature some “surprise co-stars”

Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained

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Several minutes of “Django Unchained” were shown at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. As if we weren’t already excited enough for Quentin Tarantino’s first film since “Inglorious Basterds,” many of the press who got to see the footage from the movie said that it was Tarantino at its finest.

That’s all well and good, but it seems like Tarantino might have a few tricks up his sleeves as well. In a conversation with Deadline following the screening of the footage, Harvey Weinstein said that “Django Unchained” will be in production for another month and “may be adding a couple of ‘surprise’ co-stars.” Interesting. Very interesting.

The movie as acquired quite the cast already, but recently saw Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell and Joseph Gordon-Levitt drop out. It’s unclear if those roles are going to be scrapped, recast or altered, but it certainly does leave the opening for more actors to come on board.

The movie has a strong cast lined up already, but we’d love to see some more Tarantino regulars come on board. It already has Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackon, but what about Michael Madsen, Bruce Willis or Uma Thurman. Heck, we bet even Brad Pitt would be down for a quick cameo. Fingers crossed that the actors who will “surprise” us will actually be good surprises.

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film will hit theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. It stars Jamie Foxx, Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, RZA, Jackson, and Walton Goggins.

Who would you like to see be a “surprise co-star” in “Django Unchained”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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