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
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. Continue reading Cannes Announces 20-Film Lineup
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.
The spellcheck-defying Inglourious Basterds, premiering this month in Cannes, has been described as Pulp Fiction meets The Dirty Dozen meets The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, set in Nazi-occupied France. Brigitte Lacombe invades the set of the latest from Quentin Tarantino, who provides an exclusive scene from his script for the May issue of Vanity Fair.
Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.
1942. After falling in love with a French agent during a dangerous North African mission, an Allied counter-intelligence agent is quietly notified that the woman he has married and had a baby with is likely a Nazi spy.
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