'Django Unchained' Loses Another One: Kurt Russell Out, Won't Be Replaced

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Just earlier today we reported on Sacha Baron Cohen's exit from Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.' It's more bad news for the director's slave revenge pic as word has broken that Kurt Russell has also dropped out.

Variety's Jeff Sneider reported via his Twitter feed this evening that following on the heels of Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Kevin Costner, Russell has also walked.

Costner and Russell were both slated to play the part of Ace Woody, a nefarious character who trains slaves for the purpose of pitting them against each other in a public arena.

We've received an update via Mr. Beaks at Ain't It Cool News who says there was no drama involved and Russell left the set amicably. There's still been no reason given for his exit, but Beaks has learned that he will not be replaced. Instead, Walton Goggins ('Justified') who is playing the role of the evil Billy Crash will absorb Ace Woody's part, giving him a more meaty role in the film.

'Django Unchained' is scheduled for a December 25th release, but we're pretty sure audiences won't be skipping out on Tarantino's latest due to a scheduling conflict with opening presents because of, you know, that whole Christmas thing. With only seven months until its release, now might be a good time to see if some of that Hologram Tupac technology is available to replace these actors.

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