New Inglourious Basterds Poster – Brad Pitt is a Basterd

Sunday, May 3, 2009

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

Civic leaders donate to Brad Pitt’s ‘Make It Right’ project in Lower 9th Ward

Friday, May 1, 2009

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. Continue reading Civic leaders donate to Brad Pitt’s ‘Make It Right’ project in Lower 9th Ward

Cannes Announces 20-Film Lineup

Friday, Apr 24, 2009

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

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Go Grocery Shopping in New York Suburbs

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009

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.” Continue reading Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Go Grocery Shopping in New York Suburbs

Demetri Martin catches “Moneyball” role

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009

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. Continue reading Demetri Martin catches “Moneyball” role