Briefly: We pretty much knew this was going to happen, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no longer in Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained. The culprit, as feared, is his feature directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction. The actor recently told MTV that making his film prevented him from being in Tarantino’s new slavery/revenge ‘Southern’:

No, I’m not going to get to do [Django Unchained]. I’d love to, but it just doesn’t work… I’ve been in touch with Quentin about it, and it was so cool to trust me to do this little part in his movie. I would have loved, loved to have done it. He’s one of my very favorite filmmakers, and he was really supportive of me directing and that meant the world to me.

I think many people would have loved to see him do the part, but the upside is that we get to see what he’ll do as a feature director, and Django Unchained still has a great many other good actors: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chistoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kurt Russell, for starters. JGL’s movie doesn’t have a release date; we’ll see Django Unchained on December 25.

 

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