Development of Django Unchained began in 2007 when Tarantino was writing a book on Corbucci.
By April 2011, Tarantino sent his final draft of the script to The Weinstein Company.
Casting began in the summer of 2011, with Michael K. Williams and Will Smith being considered for the role of the title character before Foxx was cast.
Principal photography took place from November 2011 to March 2012 in California, Wyoming, and Louisiana.
Django Unchained premiered in New York City on December 11, 2012 and was theatrically released on December 25, 2012 in the United States