Johnson joins 'Miami Vice' star Jaime Foxx in Western ensemble
Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin will produce. Harvey Weinstein, Michael Shamberg and Jim Skotchdopole are exec producing. Tarantino has a knack for unique casting, but in the case of Johnson, it was a little harder to nail his pick down than he originally expected: Sources say Tarantino had always been a fan of Johnson from his “Miami Vice” days, and very much wanted him for this part. Johnson was a fan of Tarantino and the script, but didn’t feel it was for him. After a courtship that lasted several months, Johnson finally decided to give in and do it. Johnson is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.
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