RZA and Upham Added to 'Unchained' Gang
EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino is reaching out to a familiar face for a part in DJANGO UNCHAINED, tapping his KILL BILL composer RZA for a supporting role in the spaghetti Western, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. RZA will play Thaddeus, a violent slave working on a Mississippi plantation. Additionally, FROZEN RIVER star Misty Upham has been cast as a trading post/bar owner named Minnie. Best known as the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA has spent the last several years building his feature resume and studying top-tier directors, with appearances in Ridley Scott’s AMERICAN GANGSTER, Judd Apatow’s FUNNY PEOPLE, Todd Phillips’ DUE DATE and Paul Haggis’ THE NEXT THREE DAYS.