Samuel L Jackson confirmed for Django Unchained

It's been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, but Samuel L Jackson's people have finally confirmed the star will appear in Quentin Tarantino's next project Django Unchained.

As has been long-rumoured, Sam will play Stephen, sadistic slave-owner Calvin Candie's (Leonardo DiCaprio) house-slave and right-hand man in the violent western.

Jackson officially joins an already awesome cast, including Jamie Foxx as Django, Christoph Waltz as a German bounty hunter, as well as the currently-rumoured Kevin Costner and - please let this be true - Treat Williams.

Django Unchained is down for a 2012 release, and we can't motherfucking wait.