Kerry Washington has been cast as Broomhilda, the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, a Sergio Leone inspired spaghetti western. The actress will play the long-suffering slave wife of Django [Jamie Foxx], a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter [Christoph Waltz]. Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife, who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot which leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie [Leonardo DiCaprio]. Deadline broke the news. Washington is best known as Alicia Masters in the ill-fated live-action Fantastic Four movies & for her role as Princess Shuri in the hardly-seen Black Panther animated series.