Sacha Baron to star Tarantino film

Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 12:21 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest to join the star-studded cast of Quentin Tarantino`s "Django Unchained".

The "Borat" actor is reportedly is in final negotiations to play "a gambler who buys Django`s wife as a female companion."

Though the role is small, Tarantino was concerned about choosing a suitable actor for the part as the character is vital to the story.

"Django Unchained" follows the story of Django, a freed slave who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter Ace Woody becomes a bounty hunter himself. After assisting Woody in taking down some bad guys for profit, he tracks down his slave wife and liberates her from an evil plantation owner, reports .

The cast includes Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.