Kevin Costner is in negotiations to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western "Django Unchained" reports Deadline.
Costner is in talks to play Ace Woody, the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland club and ranch, as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes.
Ace pits the fighters against one another, and has little qualms about mistreating and even killing the slaves who don't measure up.
Both Costner and Leonardo DiCaprio's role of Calvin Candie, owner of Candyland, are said to be as sadistic as Christoph Waltz's turn in "Inglorious Basterds". Waltz himself, along with Samuel L. Jackson, also star.
Jamie Foxx will play the title character, a slave-turned-bounty hunter who must take on those villains to free his slave wife Shooting kicks off in the early Fall.