Sacha Baron Cohen Joins Tarantino's 'Django'

Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:01pm EST

Add another high-profile name to Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slave-era western "Django Unchained."

"Borat" and "Bruno" funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will join the production, TheWrap has confirmed with his representative. The cast already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx Christoph Waltz and Kurt Russell.

Also read: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in "Django Unchained"

The film follows the exploits of a German dentist (Waltz) who becomes a bounty hunter and buys Django (Foxx) to help him identify one of his prey. Along the way the two develop a friendship and hatch a plot to save Django's wife from a plantation owner (played by DiCaprio).

Baron Cohen will play Scotty Harmony, a gambler who buys Django's wife.

Also read: Kurt Russell Poised to Replace Kevin Costner in Tarantino's 'Django' (Exclusive)

In addition to "Django," Baron Cohen's upcoming projects include playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic, and the Saddam Hussein-inspired "The Dictator."

"Django Unchained" will be released domestically by the Weinstein Co. and by Sony Pictures internationally.

Variety first reported the news.

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