Brad Pitt Joins Inglorious Bastards…..Simon Pegg in talks

Source: Empire/Variety


Well it’s official. Brad Pitt will star in Tarantino’s latest film set to be filmed in October of this year. At the moment he’s the only confirmed star and as Empire reports: Simon Pegg is in talks to play a British Lieutenant, Nastassja Kinski has begun negotiations to play a German movie star and David Krumholtz is likely to join the cast as well.

This is shaping up to be a classic Tarantino cast and hopefully another great Tarantino film.

The Inglorious Bastards ranks continue to swell with Brad Pitt now officially signed on to play a Tennessee hillbilly who leads a band of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take out some rough justice on the Nazis.

Variety reports that Tim Roth was in talks to join the cast, but scheduling difficulties prevented it. Interestingly, their article also says that much of the film’s dialogue will be in either French or German, with subtitles, although Pitt will speak in English.”

Tarantino is set to begin shooting in Germany on October 13 and is still planning to have the film ready for next year’s Cannes Film Festival.  As Empire says; it sounds like a incredibly tight deadline but I’m sure it’ll work.

Universal takes on Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards

On top of the glorious news that both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio might be starring in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming World War II film entitled Inglorious Bastards, we also have the news that Universal Studios is partnering with The Weinstein Company to release it. We get the scoop from our friends over at

“Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards has landed at Universal Pictures, reports Variety.

The studio has signed a deal to partner with the Weinstein Company to bring the World War II drama to the big screen.

Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein met with five studios last week, and it came down to Paramount and Universal.”

First off it’s great to see that the ball is officially rolling on this long talked about and long awaited next film from Tarantino. As a devoted fan of the filmmaker I will see anything, and I mean anything, that he creates. And Inglorious Bastards is no exception.

This piece of news tells us something interesting – that The Weinstein Company were shaken severely by the flop that was Grindhouse, Tarantino’s last film that they released. And it seems that they are being very cautious by teaming up with another studio to release this one, I’m guessing they don’t want another flop on their hands. Who would?

Inglorious Bastards is set to be released in mid-2009.