Posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Our friends at SolaceinCinema have published the first photo of Quentin Tarantino in Takashi Miike’s (Ichi The Killer) Sukiyaki Western Django (aka Sushi Western). Tarantino is a friend of Japanese Director Takashi Miike, whom he asked to perform a cameo in Eli Roth’s Hostel. As a result of Miike doing so, Tarantino performed in the opening action sequence of Miike’s Django. Supposedly, Tarantino plays a “mysterious dude by the name of Ringo who appears at the beginning of the movie and fights with an unnamed Japanese cast member, who plays the lover of a female assassin disguised as a town dweller, to be portrayed by Momoi Kaori.”
I’m not a huge fan of Tarantino’s acting abilities, but I’m also not as appalled or annoyed by his acting attempts as most film geeks. I’ll be checking out this film this week at the Toronto Film Festival.