London: Jamie Foxx is all set to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino`s new film `Django Unchained`, a slavery drama set in Mississippi during the civil war.
The multistarrer also boasts of names like Leonardo DiCaprio, `Inglourious Basterds` star Christoph Waltz and Tarantino regular Samuel L Jackson.
The 43-year-old Foxx will take on the titular character in the film, a website reported.
Set in Mississippi during slavery, the film tells the story of slave Django, who`s liberated by a German dentist- turned-bounty hunter (Waltz) and taught the tricks of the trade by his mentor.
Jackson is to play the role of Stephen, Candie`s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie`s residence.