Kerry Washington will play "Broomhilda," the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Deadline reports that Broomhilda is the slave wife of Django (Jamie Foxx), who is freed by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and taught the tricks of that trade.
Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife, who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose painful journey drives the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino had been eying Washington for the role since casting began.