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    Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Posted: Thurs., Aug. 7, 2008, 3:20pm PT



    Brad Pitt is officially a '*******'

    Pegg, Kinski, Krumholtz in talks to join film


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    By Michael Fleming, Tatiana Siegel
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    Brad Pitt has closed his deal to star in "Inglorious Bastards," the WWII drama that Quentin Tarantino will direct for the Weinstein Co. and Universal.

    Additionally, Nastassja Kinski is in early talks to play one of the sole female roles in the film. Casting the German-born actress jibes with Tarantino's habit of resuscitating dormant careers. Kinski, who has stayed away from mainstream American films for nearly a decade, would play a German movie queen.

    Much of the pic's dialogue is in French or German, and subtitles will be used, though Pitt will speak English in his role as a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis.

    Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak are also in talks to join the project. Pegg would play a British lieutenant, while Krumholtz and Novak would play Pitt's underlings.

    Pic begins production Oct. 13 in Germany. Tarantino, who wrote the script, is aiming to complete the film and have it ready for next year's Cannes Film Festival.
    Under the terms of Tarantino's deal, he receives 20% of first-dollar grosses. That percentage can be reduced if a first-dollar gross star like Pitt joins the cast, though it's unclear if Tarantino is ceding any of his points to the star.

    Bender said casting should be complete in about a week or two. Eli Roth will play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, and Tarantino is locking in the other actors to play the soldiers who make up the Bastards team. Tarantino regular Tim Roth had been in contention to join the cast but couldn't work out the scheduling because of his upcoming TV series "Lie to Me."

    While Pitt will be working for the first time with Tarantino as director, he does have on his resume a small but memorable turn as a stoner in the TOny Scott-directed "True Romance," a script that Tarantino wrote between "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction."
    http://www.variety.com/VR1117990231.html
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    I anxiously await this film. Especially if Tarantino can pull off the Stallone, Willis, Schwartenegger casting.

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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    How'd Aliad get away with that word?!

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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    I have used inglorius frequently over the years.

    BTW - The re-teaming of Pitt & Willis would be a dream!
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    I love Tarantino films. Should be a good one, as always!

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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    I am really looking foward to this, but I personally wouldn't have picked Brad Pitt for the role. However, non-traditional casting got tremendously awesome results with Heath Ledger as The Joker.

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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Smart move on his part to step back from his own post- 'Love Guru' debacle and cruise into someone else's orbit. HOPEFULLY he'll avoid the temptation to showcase his overused Scottish accent somehow and stick with his parent's accents.

    Posted: Thurs., Aug. 14, 2008, 5:50pm PT

    Mike Myers enlists in 'Bastards'

    Tarantino recruits actor to play British general


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    By Michael Fleming
    Variety

    Mike Myers has been recruited by Quentin Tarantino to join the ensemble cast of "Inglorious Bastards," the Tarantino-scripted pic that the Weinstein Co. and Universal will put into production Oct. 13 in Germany.

    Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    I love every single Tarantino movie. My favorite types of movies are movies with great dialog. I'm not into crazy fake action movies. That is why I love QT's movies. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs have great dialog. Even his latest Death Proof had some great dialog scenes with Kurt Russell.
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Simon Peggs website is reporting that he just pulled put of this project due to scheduling conflicts... Too bad....

    http://www.peggster.net/
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Diane Kruger Is 'Excited to Work with Brad Pitt'

    By Courtney Rubin
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    Originally posted Friday August 29, 2008 12:00 PM EDT

    Diane Kruger and Brad Pitt
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    Diane Kruger isn't up for a trophy at this year's Venice film festival, but Wednesday she received a prize of a different sort.

    "I just found out I'm going to do [Quentin] Tarantino's next film with Brad Pitt" Kruger told PEOPLE at the Valentino party in Venice Thursday. "I'm very excited. Quentin just called. I play a German movie star but I don't want to give too much away."
    http://www.people.com/people/article...222485,00.html
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Posted: Fri., Aug. 29, 2008, 2:44pm PT

    Kruder, Waltz join Tarantino film

    'Inglorious Bastards' also stars Pitt, Myers

    By Michael Fleming
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    "Inglorious Bastards" writer-director Quentin Tarantino has set thesps Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, and Paul Rust in the Weinstein Co./Universal drama.

    Pic begins production Oct. 13 in Germany.

    The trio join Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Mike Meyers, Michael Fassbinder, B.J. Novak and Samm Levine.

    Kruger ("National Treasure") plays German actress Bridget Von Hammersmark, who figures prominently in a plot to sabotage the Nazis. It is a role for which Nastassja Kinski was first mentioned.

    Waltz, who is best known in Germany for his television work, has landed the role of Col. Hans Landa, who is the primary antagonist in the drama.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Tarantino gets his French girl

    Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger join 'Inglorious Bastards'

    By Borys Kit
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    Sept 2, 2008, 12:00 AM ET


    Diane Kruger, left, and Til Schweiger (Getty Images photos)

    Diane Kruger has been cast as Bridget Von Hammersmark, the role that had been pegged for Nastassja Kinski, in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards." German star Til Schweiger also has nabbed a role in the World War II movie.

    "Bastards" revolves around a French girl's revenge on the Nazis and also follows a band of American Nazi killers. Both story lines eventually converge.

    Kinski was in talks with Tarantino, who even flew to Germany to meet the actress, but a deal wasn't reached. Kruger, best known for her work in "Troy" and the "National Treasure" movies, will now portray the part of a glamorous German actress who ends up helping the Nazi hunters infiltrate a movie premiere. Kruger, who hails from Germany, will act in German and English in the film.

    Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi killer team, headed by Brad Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine.

    Others in the cast include Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth and Mike Myers.

    The Weinstein Co./Universal co-production starts shooting Oct. 13 in Germany, with the plan to debut at the Festival de Cannes in May. The Weinstein Co. and Universal are co-financing and co-presenting the film, with Lawrence Bender producing and Erica Steinberg, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein executive producing.

    Schweiger, repped by Anonymous Content, has appeared in such studio movies as "King Arthur" and "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." He produced his Teutonic boxoffice hit "Rabbit Without Ears" and next directs and produces "1 1/2 Knights -- In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde."

    Kruger, who also appeared in the foreign-language Oscar entry "Joyeux Noel," has "Mr. Nobody" with Sarah Polley and Jared Leto and "Run for Her Life" with Dermot Mulroney in the can. She is repped by ICM and Finch & Partners.
    Tarantino gets his French girl
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    'Bastards' portrayals draw fire in Germany

    Quentin Tarantino's script leaks, sparks controversy

    By Scott Roxborough and Karsten Kastelan
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    Sept 5, 2008, 12:00 AM ET

    BERLIN -- Seems you can't even be nasty to Nazis anymore.

    A leaked script of Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama "Inglorious Bastards" already is stirring up controversy for scenes of vengeful Americans bashing, scalping, shooting and strangling German soldiers.

    What began as an Internet murmur here went mainstream with a recent article by Tobias Kneibe, film editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung, who predicted the project could have an explosive effect similar to that of Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie," which has been savaged in the German media even though it won't hit theaters until 2009.

    "All the German historians and critics who were left gasping for breath by Tom Cruise and his worthy attempts will be so shocked by 'Inglorious Bastards' that they will savage it on the spot," Kniebe wrote.

    Even though he personally likes the script, Kneibe saidthat "the collision between Tarantino-style pop culture with the themes of the Holocaust and Jewish revenge (the 'Bastards' of the film are Jewish-American Nazi hunters) is unprecedented in Germany and its results are completely unpredictable."

    More potential fuel for the fire: Tarantino's pulp fiction version of German history will almost certainly get German state financing. Germany's DFFF film fund gives automatic tax breaks for local shoots and "Bastards" is set to shoot almost entirely in Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin.

    "I don't see how it should not be eligible for DFFF money," said Kirsten Niehuus, director of the Berlin-Brandenburg regional film fund.

    Producers the Weinstein Co. declined comment but sources near the shoot said the controversy has had no effect on Tarantino or the German talent connected to the film, which includes Til Schweiger, Daniel Bruhl, Christoph Waltz and Diane Kruger.

    "Most in the German industry love it that Tarantino's in Berlin," one insider said. "They love it that this kind of popcorn film is getting made here."
    'Bastards' portrayals draw fire in Germany
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    Posted: Mon., Sep. 15, 2008, 6:50am PT

    Germany backs Polanski, Tarantino

    'Ghost,' 'Bastards' to nab government funds


    By Ed Meza
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    BERLIN — Roman Polanski and Quentin Tarantino look set to receive financial backing from the German government for their upcoming productions, which are set to shoot in Germany in the coming weeks and months.

    Polanski’s “Ghost,” an adaptation of the Robert Harris novel starring Pierce Brosnan and Nicolas Cage was to begin lensing in Berlin as well as nearby Studio Babelsberg and on the North Sea island of Sylt in September but will now commence production in January.

    Tarantino is prepping his controversial World War II actioner “Inglorious Bastards,” which will film at Babelsberg in October.

    The pic has raised eyebrows in Germany after an article in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung took issue with a leaked script of the film, which follows a group of vengeful Jewish-American G.I.s out to hunt down German soldiers. Tarantino’s take on the Third Reich doesn’t seem to be troubling local film officials at the DFFF (German Federal Film Fund)however.

    “Without a doubt, these two productions would not be made here without the DFFF,” said fund topper Christine Berg.

    The Polanski and Tarantino films are just two of several high-profile international productions to shoot in Germany following the introduction of the E60 million ($85 million) fund last year.

    While “Ghost” and “Inglorious Bastards” have not yet been allocated coin, the fund has so far this year helped bankroll 70 films with a total of $62 million, generating an economic effect of more than $370 million for the German film industry.
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    Re: Quentin Tarantino's 'INGLORIUS BASTARDS'

    First Look:
    Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds'

    Oct 17, 2008, 08:27 PM
    by Gary Susman
    Entertainment Weekly

    Here's your first look at Brad Pitt in costume on the set of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

    Pitt has the starring role in this remake of the Dirty Dozen-ish WWII adventure as Lt. Aldo Raine, known to the Germans as Aldo the Apache for his practice of scalping his victims. (Sounds like a combo of his Troy and Legends of the Fall characters.)
    First Look: Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' | PopWatch Blog | EW.com
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