Kevin Costner arrives at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 19, 2011 in Phoenix

*Kevin Costner is in talks to play a sadistic bad guy in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” an individual close to the project confirms to the AP.

As previously reported, the script focuses on a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (to be played by Christoph Waltz). He buys a slave (Foxx) who can identify a man the bounty hunter is looking for.

Jamie Foxx at the Los Angeles premiere of "Horrible Bosses" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles. (July 1, 2011)

The bounty hunter and the slave become friendly and set out to rescue the slave’s wife from the vicious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Costner is in talks for the role of Ace Woody, one of Candie’s henchmen.

Additionally, Costner will be playing honest guy Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s father, in Warner Bros. upcoming Superman movie “Man of Steel.”