Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained won’t be arriving in theaters until this Christmas, but fans are getting an early glimpse today, now that the Weinstein Company has released an official trailer for the film. Anticipation has been building around Django for months now, and for obvious reasons. The film’s star-studded cast includes names like Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for his role in Tarantino’s last film, Inglorious Basterds (2009). Django also represents a unique marriage of Miramax stalwarts, uniting Tarantino for the first time with Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars as a nefarious Mississippi plantation owner. Judging from the trailer, it seems like DiCaprio has taken a sharp departure from the roles he played in films like The Aviator and Gangs of New York – and we can’t wait to see more.
Be sure to check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think in the comments section, below.
UPDATE (6.13) A new international trailer has just been released, and it provides a glimpse of Samuel L. Jackson’s new character — an elderly house slave named Stephen. Check it out for yourself, below.