The script for the ‘Sex and the City’ sequel might not be out yet, but Mario Cantone has his own ideas about where his character, Charlotte’s sassy sidekick Anthony, should be headed. ‘I’ve always said I wanted Brad Pitt to play my lover, but that’s never going to happen because he’s much better looking. Either him or Ashton Kutcher!’ the actor told In Touch at the DKMS’ 3rd Annual Star-Studded Gala in New York on May 7, which featured music by country crooner Cooper Boone.
The economic downturn may take its toll at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday night. But as always, the show will go on.
Studios are cutting back on parties and all the glitz that goes with them, according to news reports. Moreover, there will be fewer people around to cover Cannes, as news organizations around the world trim costs. (Several, in fact, have tightened up by eliminating their movie reviewers.)
Nevertheless, those who attend may see a bumper crop of good and intriguing films, Variety’s Jay Weissberg told Reuters. “We’ve all been hoping Cannes would pull something out of the bag to make us feel good again. On paper, they have.”
Brad Pitt is a Basterd! The Weinstein Company and Universal have co-debuted (via Ain’t It Cool News) a brand new character poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. As you might’ve guessed, it only features Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine (and his huge neck scar), with the tagline mentioned above. I really hope they make a series of eight of these, because I’d love to see the poster that says “Eli Roth is a Basterd” and every other Basterd from this as well. Word is that these will start showing up around Cannes soon, which is where I’ll be located starting May 10th onwards. Check this out in all of its full-size glory below.
During World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “the Basterds” are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris that is targeted by soldiers.
Inglourious Basterds is both written and directed by the infamous Quentin Tarantino, of everything from Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to Death Proof previously. The Weinstein Company and Universal have partnered to bring us Tarantino’s WWII masterpiece in all of its brilliant glory. Inglourious Basterds will officially hit theaters worldwide on August 21st later this year after its world premiere at Cannes.
Source: First Showing
More than 100 New Orleans civic activists and leaders will present $150,000 donation today to actor Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, to underwrite the building of a house in the Lower 9th Ward.
The group has also commissioned a “New Orleans Oscar” to give Pitt, along with a director’s chair. Both were created by local sculptor Luis Colmenares.
The A-list actor has been invited to the 11:30 a.m. gathering near the intersection of Tennessee and North Derbigny streets, but the group said they are unsure whether he will attend.
Quentin Tarantino’s wartime thriller starring Brad Pitt will be the only U.S. film in competition this year at the Cannes Film Festival.
Organizers on Wednesday released a list of the 20 films to be shown in competition at the 11-day festival that opens May 13.
In addition to Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” the competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or includes a look at the Woodstock era by Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee, the latest Penelope Cruz-Pedro Almodovar vehicle and a romance about poet John Keats by New Zealander Jane Campion, the first women to ever win the Palme d’Or.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit up a suburban grocery store with two of their kids Saturday afternoon, a Stop & Shop employee tells Usmagazine.com.
“They were here for 30 minutes and left,” Monira Ahmed, who works in customer service, tells Us of the pair — who are staying on New York’s Long Island while she films thriller Salt.
See a photo of Brad and Angie at the grocery store!
“They were very friendly,” continues Ahmed of the couple, who were joined by Zahara, 4, and Shiloh, 2. “They gave autographs and allowed people to take pictures of them inside…very nice.”
Comedy Central star Demetri Martin has been cast opposite Brad Pitt in “Moneyball,” a professional baseball drama that Steven Soderbergh is directing.
Steven Zaillian wrote the screenplay of the Columbia film, which adapts Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending ball club despite having a payroll much lower than that of other major-league teams.
Martin will play Paul DePodesta, a Harvard graduate who is into stats and probabilities and helps Beane (Pitt) develop his system.
A new photo has surfaced showing Eli Roth and Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Roth plays Sgt. Donny Donowitz AKA “The Bear Jew”, a character The Nazis believe is an avenging golem (a mystical monster) created by a Jewish rabbi. He kills his enemies with a baseball bat. Pitt plays Lt. Aldo Raine, AKA “Aldo The Apache”, the non-Jewish leader of a Jewish-American/German soldier unit called “The Basterds.” The film is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The domestic release is scheduled for August 21st 2009. Thanks to Christopher M for the tip.
Source: Slash Film
The photo looks like it came from one of the weekly magazines or Entertainment Weekly. Hopefully we’ll get the full version and the story that goes with it soon.
Diane Kruger got to meet costar Brad Pitt’s kids on the German set of their intentionally misspelled Quentin Tarantino WWII flick Inglourious Basterds.
“They came by a couple of times,” Kruger told Usmagazine.com at the Sixth Annual New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance Wednesday.
“It’s lovely to see them,” she continued. “They are such a sweet family!”
Kruger says Pitt didn’t seem tired for having six children.