Oi gevald! It’s official: Brad Pitt will play one of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards in the director’s “spaghetti western.” Mr. Pitt will star as Lt. Aldo Raine, a Southern beau who leads a band of Jewish rebels to fight the Nazis in German-occupied France.
A source familiar with the script told Reuters that Mr. Pitt will play a Samuel L. Jacksonin Pulp Fiction-type outlaw character who says things like “we’re gonna be doing one thing, and one thing only, and that’s killing Nazis.” Work that scowl, Brad!
The Weinsteins are banking on Inglorious Bastards returning them to box office glory. They plan to start shooting Oct. 13 and hope to have it finished for the Cannes Film Festival in May.