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Kevin Costner drops out of Tarantino movie

Kevin Costner has reportedly dropped out of Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster Western Django Unchained due to scheduling conflicts.

The JFK star was due to play a brutal slave-master alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming movie but will no longer step into the role, according to Variety.

In a post on Twitter.com, columnist Justin Kroll writes, "And in another interesting piece of casting news, Kevin Costner has had to pass on DJANGO UNCHAINED due to scheduling conflicts."