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Brad Pitt Is Lieutenant Aldo Raine In Quentin Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS!!!

Published at: Aug. 7, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

Beaks here... You were worried when Leonardo Dicaprio went away, weren't you? Well, fret not. Brad Pitt is signed, sealed and delivered as Lt. Aldo Raine, the badass hillbilly "from the mountains of Tennessee" who leads his Nazi-killin' "Basterds" into enemy territory to... do some really nasty shit to some incredibly deserving bad guys. Pitt joins Eli Roth, who was announced the other day as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz aka "The Bear Jew", and B.J. Novak, who is in talks to play Private Utivich. Now that Pitt's on board, it's all about Col. Landa (aka "The Jew Hunter") and Shosanna (a teenaged Jewish girl who works at a Paris cinema). Tarantino is allegedly after a German actor for the former, while I don't believe he's stated a preference for the latter. Any ideas? Shosanna's a tough-as-nails survivor, so... Olivia Thirlby? I'm at a loss on that one. Tarantino is still on about finishing this in time for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, so here's hoping his October 13th start date doesn't get pushed back.

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  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    not first

    by TooWhippy

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    awesome!

    by cool_britannia79

    he is the jews smirking revenge!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I thpught this was announced like three fucking weeks ago

    by Jackie Boy

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    im guess i was.

    by TooWhippy

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    by williammunny

    Brad Pitt as a Hillbilly Jew from West Virginia?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Never Official

    by mrbeaks

    Pitt was in talks, but he's a mercurial sort when it comes to casting. Given his past, I won't believe he's in the movie until he's wrapped.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Uh....

    by Laughing Irishman

    ....why do we care about this movie? Cause it's QT?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Uh, does Pitt know that all the other roles are being

    by CreasyBear

    filled by D-list no-talents? It wasn't too late for Favre, it's not too late for Pitt!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    i;m not overally excited about this movie

    by Mr_X

    but pitt does some good work. it he's signed on.. well it may be intersting.. the only german film ive seen in recent times is "downfall" and isa fucking excellent films. get yer pick of german actors there!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    EVA GREEN

    by bradfilm

    Having read the script, she's perfect for Shoshana. Big mistake letting DiCaprio go for the German role. Huge.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Curious how this QT project develops...

    by Fletch Gannon

    Should be interesting but who knows...seems like all QT is doing is remaking cinema trash from the 60's and 70's. Will always love 'Pulp Fiction' but haven't been interested in his newer stuff.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    This is awesome.

    by CigsandCoffee56

    I've been waiting for Brad Pitt to start acting again. I was just so tired of all of those Ocean movies and that Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Now he's set to come out with Burn after Reading, Benjamin Button, and now this. Very Cool.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't call Novak a D-lister

    by Retlaw Kciuq

    Maybe not as mainstream as Pitt but he definitely adds to the hilarity of the Office. Now Eli Roth, that no talent hack who gets the money to finance his shit when I should be the one in his place, that's a D-lister and was the first instance with this project that all the dominoes would have dropped. I'd much prefer an M. Night cameo than Roth.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Wow Beaks, thanks for clearing that up

    by Jackie Boy

    In such a classy way. I don't know why, I guess I was expecting an asshole comment back like you get from some of the other black boxes.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Thomas Kretschmann

    by Mr_X

    him. and get thomas jane in here as well. go on!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I betcha

    by onephatnelly

    ... QT finds some way of getting the big three from the '80s together, even if it's just a cameo. Would be interesting to see Mr Pitt in this as well

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Is Michael Madsen still set to appear in this?

    by Spacker Dave

    I always thought he was promised a part in IB since we first heard about this all those years ago. Has Quentin changed his mind?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Nazi Role

    by John-Locke

    Moritz Bleibtreu (Das Experiment, Run Lola Run, Munich) is pretty damn good but I'm not sure if he'd look enough like a stereotypical Nazi, his Das Experiment co-star Justus von Dohnanyi (who was also in Downfall) might be perfect, anyone who's seen Das Experiment will remember him, he's got shades of Klaus Kinski about him too.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    No-brainer for Shoanna LaPadite/Emmanuelle Mimieux character...

    by CaptMidnight

    ...Audrey Tautou.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to seeing Brad in...

    by mrfan

    Burn After Reading.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Haven't read the script

    by SpencerTrilby

    so I don't know if it's mildly or ginormously exciting news. But since I'm pumped for that flick anyway... About time someone dusts off the WWII flicks, and all that I've read about QT's visual ideas for this is going into the right direction. Eli Roth aside (fucking nepotism robbed a part from a jobless real actor again) this sounds flawless so far.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    arnie and sly

    by TurdontheRun

    arnold and stallone should be cast as wilhelm wicki and hugo stiglitz. both fairly small roles, but at least that would make it doable with arnold being governor at the moment.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Eva Green is 28, Audrey Tautou will be 32 in a couple days...

    by wookie1972

    While both are gamine, neither is believable as a teenager.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    And let's be honest, when I heard the phrase "Jew Bear"...

    by wookie1972

    ...my first thought was Seth Rogen.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Thomas Kretschmann

    by YND

    I'm with you, Mr. X -- as soon as I heard Tarantino was looking for a German actor, that was exactly where I went with it.<p>Also Sebastian Koch (the writer from THE LIVES OF OTHERS) is quite good.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Tarantino is so 2000 - He's Old and a Hack

    by hatespeech

    fuck him. Give us a new breed of film maker and throw this dolt to the curb.

  • Yeah, but she only plays a teenager for one scene. Then I believe it cuts to five years later. She's perfect.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Awesome! Now who's going to do rewrites?????

    by Executor

    Cause the script was some weak ass shit. <p>Someone's gotta sit QT, Manoj, and a few others down in a "Scared Straight" type program where they have to watch back-to-back hours of each others' self-indulgent movies and say to them, "you had a few good movies, but you are NOT an auteur. Accept input from others. Be a collaborator."

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    How about Melanie Thierry?

    by SpencerTrilby

    French actress, late twenties. Seen in the Pianist on the ocean flick with Tim Roth, and soon in Babylon AD. Both looks fragile and tough, like an untamed pussy (yes, I have a crush on her big time). Besides, she is a very good actress. Not just a pretty face. <p> http://tinyurl.com/6mgf65

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Meryl Streep for Shoshanna

    by Executor

    As long as every idiot is just naming actresses without regard to the ACTUAL AGE OF THE FUCKING CHARACTER why not go with the best actress out there. Plus, she can do an accent.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    CaptMidnight

    by CaptMidnight

    28, 32, what the fuck. Shonsanna's been living under the floor of a dairy farmhouse for a year. That shit will age you, dude.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Alison Lohman in Matchstick Men

    by SpencerTrilby

    aka "proof that age is a false problem"... well, when it's a chick; diaper Indy is ok.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Pitt proved he's a great actor...

    by rhcp2sweet

    in The assassination of Jesse James. That film will probably go down as the most overlooked masterpiece of all time, and Pitt dominates his performance. Who's with me?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Alison Lohman

    by CaptMidnight

    I could live with that.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    As the German officer...

    by JimBobCooter

    Robert Rodriguez? <p> Seriously, did Adam Sandler say no to the "Jew Bear" role? Does QT not know any other Jewish actors? I really want to know how the fuck Eli Roth entered into the equation and became the best person for this role. <p> I'm not saying he's not a nice guy and cool to smoke a bowl with... but he has ZERO on-screen charisma in all his on-screen appearances, except that as a frat boy d-bag. Which maybe the role calls for, but I doubt it. <p> It's your movie, QT. You are wealthy and successful and can do whatever the hell you want. And you have an almost unblemished record with great casting. I'm sure you can direct and edit a pedestrian performance out of him. But why not get an actor?? <p> This mistake will be a detraction and already a strike against it. Sucks.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    It was one of the best films of the year. Jesse James

    by GQtaste

    that is and maybe the best.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    A Great Day

    by OGREISHERE

    Alright Bradd maybe Angelina can play a role or cameo or something.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Maybe Floyd in True Romance was written as jewish?

    by SpencerTrilby

    Only reasonable explanation. A stoner Freejack fan leads a bunch of circumcised bears across the Maginot line. Now I understand why Harry put a spoiler tag on his script review.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    MY FIVE CENTS......

    by Darth_Kaos

    Tarantino has become so full of himself that he's slowly becoming a joke. His heir almighty to know all things film is nothing but off-putting. He was once one of the most inventive screenwriters out there IN THE EARLY NINETIES! (face it, he's not a really a good director). Now all he's doing is re-treading roads that were already paved.<br> He's just going to make another non-linear film, just so people can say, 'have you seen the latest from QT?'.<br> I know you guys suck his dick here , just as much has Robert Rodriquez's, so even if this movie sucks, we won't hear it coming from Harry and the gang.<br> Oh, BTW- I've actually been in the same room as Mr.Tarantino and he's a POMPOUS DICK!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt as a Hillbilly Jew????????????????

    by crackerfarmboy

    Where should I start with the questioning??

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Rutger Hauer

    by Jim Halpert

    Can't we get him a role in this thing?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    ricarlite...

    by wookie1972

    Do you mean in Snatch? He wasn't a gypsy, he was an Irish Traveller. Nowhere near the same thing.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Casting for Shoshanna

    by TheKappa

    When reading the script, I was picturing Shoshanna as Tania Raymonde for some reason. You know, Alex, Rousseau's daughter from Lost? I think she could pull it off as she's about the right age and has the whole "innocent but could rip your face off if you look at her cockeyed" thing going.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by John-Locke

    He was a gypsy

  • Even when the films themselves aren't great. Looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Darth Kaos

    by JimBobCooter

    My problem is QT is a FANTASTIC director. You can maybe not like the genres of "Kill Bill" or "Jackie Brown," but they were impeccably staged, well shot, tightly written, and went unexpected places. And regardless of the actor, he brings out INCREDIBLE performances. So he's not a hack. <p> I just think, with "Death Proof" he wasn't performing to his skill level. It had flashes of brilliance... Kurt oozed charisma and danger and the analog car crash was PERFECTION... but it was a little self-indulgent and bloated. <p> Let's see if IG is old QT or QT-lite.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Budgie smuggler

    by chipps

    have you seen auto focus? one reviewer is talking to bob crane and he describes hogan's heroes as: "if you liked the holocaust, you'll love this"<p>i say cast barbra striesand. you know you want to. If we get laid tonight it's because of eric bana. I still say i don't think he is actually jewish. one jewish role a jew does not make. in fact now i am almost certain.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Franka Potente is 35 and GERMAN

    by wookie1972

    I dont mean to harp on ethnicity, but theres something about a German playing a French Jew. Maybe... they should cast an unknown?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    pikers are not gypsys!

    by wookie1972

    Look it up.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by John-Locke

    Maybe not according to what Wikipedia says but for the man on the street in the UK Pikeys and Gypsies are the same thing

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    soylentmean

    by wookie1972

    The only thing i didn't like about Kill Bill, or rather i liked about the script but QT wimped out on in the actual movie, was the decision not to have Pai Mei talk in a dubbed voice. That would have been so messed up. Death Proof was just... argh.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Shoshanna

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    should be played by that girl from Hitman who's going to be in Quantum Of Solace. Or fuck, just go with Natalie Portman, though I doubt she would do anything that might not be historically accurate in dealing with the Nazis. Too bad Vin Disel was in Saving Private Ryan or he would make the perfect Bear Jew... as is, it would just seem like repetition now.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    john-locke

    by wookie1972

    They are "gypsies" only in the sense that they are nomadic. Gypsy refers to a specific ethnic group with characteristics similar to East Indians. They look NOTHING like Brad Pitt did in Snatch.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    brad pitt

    by chipps

    i really can't decide if he is a good actor. what i would say is that he is awesome in the movies he is in, and they are awesome movies. not necessarily the same thing. he just has this great x factor. he also seems to have a thing for the movie chopper: bring andrew dominik to hollywood and making jessie james with him, getting eric bana his role in troy. with him on board it would not surprise me if bana gets a role in this movie

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    How can Pitt play a Jew?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    IT'S CALLED ACTING!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    soylentmean

    by wookie1972

    I feel that QT messed up Deathproof by having Kurt Russell turn into a wimp at the end. I know that's some people's favourite part, but I thought it was just out of left field. If it was really what QT claimed it was, a "slasher movie with cars", then there should have been only one girl left in the end. Turning it into a girl-power thing at the end seemed silly to me. But every female viewer I've asked seemed to like it, so what do I know.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Olivia Thirbt? Honest to blog?

    by drewlicious

    Sorry couldn't resist. Still, not a bad suggestion.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by John-Locke

    From Wikipedia - In Ireland and in Britain, Travellers are often referred to as "gypsies"... I don't want to get into semantics with you, my point is that someone saying Pitt played a Gypsy in Snatch is not worth arguing about, maybe technically he was an Irish Traveller but is it really worth correcting the person to make yourself feel more intelligent? Pikeys, Gypsies, Travellers, all the same thing in most peoples books.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    john-locke...

    by wookie1972

    That's like saying a Bollywood actor should play Tonto. It's not semantics, they're different ethnicities.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    At this point, why bother reporting about this movie? And what in the fuck is Pitt thinking? And how much worse can it get. Also, one final question... Is Pitt playing a Jew? Are you fucking serious?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Booooo!

    by HOTDOGVNDR

    Think how awesome this could've been if they would have cast Arnold, Stollone, and Willis.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    Mr. And Mrs. Smith was pretty good...

    by wookie1972

    And Sleepers was a piece of crap.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Petr Janis for Col. Landa...

    by Sulla

    You know, the creepy German surgeon from Hostel. I'm sure Roth still has his number somewhere hehe.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt In Kalfornia

    by Turd Furgeson

    Is all you need to remember... He will own the angry hillbilly killer... This makes up for Eli Douche...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    semantics

    by John-Locke

    Then why do Irish Travellers who are bare knuckle Boxing Champions like to call themselves "King of the Gypsies"? Pitt was meant to be a modern day Bartley Gorman.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    sgraf_x

    by chipps

    can't go past chopper. as an aussie, he seemed such a clique yank, in black hawk. it made me think of americans playing australians and haming it up by accident. chopper is really a good movie, visually, morally, storywise. really good movie

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    @Turd

    by Sulla

    You're right, Pitt was awesome in Kalifornia. That role can really give people an idea of just how great a redneck Pitt can play.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    john-locke... because they dont know any better

    by wookie1972

    The original poster was trying to make the point that Pitt played a Gypsy, i.e. a Romany. He did not. He played a blue-eyed blonde Irishman. Maybe he could pass as an Ashkenazi, but it would be a stretch.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Of course, its not clear from the script whether Raine is suppos

    by wookie1972

    The script *really* needed a lot of work.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Not that it matters, but Bana is Croatian and German

    by wookie1972

    I like him enough, but he can't really open a picture on his own. He's like the Australian Billy Crudup.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by John-Locke

    If the original poster said Romani Gypsy I'd agree with you but they didn't so I don't. You really shouldn't go around being all smug trying to correct people when what was said was correct in the context of how they were using the word.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    ARONLD, SLY, BRUCE > PITT AND THE ISREALITES

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    End of motherfucking story.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Look Haters

    by SirLoin

    If QT can get nuanced, layered performances out of b-movie actors like Pam Grier and David Carradine, surely he can get Eli Roth, a director who works with actors, to at least functionally hit Nazis with baseball bats and be a badass. I doubt QT is going to give him the heavy emotional scenes. And I can't WAIT to see Pitt chew into some of the dialogue that is written for him. You know why I am looking forward to this film? Because Quentin is making a movie that has an original idea again. I loved Kill Bill and Death Proof (one of the few on here), but this finally feels like a wholly original vision again. And anyone who thinks it is a copy of the dirty dozen doesn't know the plot.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    SirLoin

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    No.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST

    john-locke...

    by wookie1972

    Then why did the poster bring it up? Pitt played a blue-eyed Irishman, what does that have to do with playing a Jew, if Raine is even supposed to be Jewish? I'm not trying to be smug, I'm just saying it's silly to say he "played a Gypsy". It's like saying Val Kilmer could play Gandhi "because he's part Indian."

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    "Eli Roth, a director who works with actors"

    by wookie1972

    One of the funniest things I've read all day. As for Grier and Carradine, they may have been B-movie actors (although Carradine was in Bound For Glory), but they've never been hacks.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    hope you like it

    by chipps

    otherwise i look like an idiot.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Stop Licking Tarantino's asshole over this Movie Already

    by choonie

    Everyday its "Inglorious Bastards"...this and "Inglorious Bastards"...that. Seriously..Stop it Already. Its Fucking Pathetic.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    let the violence begin

    by chipps

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    The title is all that's been borrowed

    by SirLoin

    Wookie1972, I'm not saying Roth directs Chinatown. But I'm pretty sure he doesn't shoot all the scenes in his movies in one take. "Cut! Golden!" But I reiterate - Roth is going to hit Nazis with baseball bats. Doesn't require a Heath Ledger-caliber character actor. You can all kiss my ass and go Whedon-bate.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Sirloin, I'm so not a Whedon fan

    by wookie1972

    And I agree that the character doesn't have much depth. But casting Roth is still kind of a letdown from the possibility of Adam Sandler (and I still think Rogen would have been perfect).

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    history

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    I know this ain't history, but did any jew ever hit any nazi with a baseball bat ever? I mean, is there even a sliver of at least what resembles the social order of the time in this script?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Wookie1972

    by SirLoin

    I would definitely have been more happy with Sandler, in a fucking heartbeat. But as of now, that's the casting. After Punch Drunk Love, I'm not sure why Sandler hasn't been cast in this. But maybe he will be in a meatier role. There's more Bastards to be cast. Thanks for not being a Whedon fan. NiceGuyEddie19, come on dude, is that what you're going to go after?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    niceguyeddie, have you read the script?

    by wookie1972

    If you haven't I won't give it away, but suffice it to say that no, it is not historically accurate. QT has also said he doesn't feel bound to period music and will probably include hip hop and other stuff. I wouldn't exactly be counting on that Palme D'Or if I were QT.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    SirLoin, how many bastards are there?

    by wookie1972

    It seems like there were only a few, although I read the script in a hurry.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    John-Locke and wookie1972

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I come from Ireland. Over here the politically correct term for them is "travelers" but the term people use in less polite company is "tinkers". They have zero ethnic or cultural relationship with the Romany people (gypsies). People should make more of an effort to differentiate between them.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    troutmaskreplicant

    by wookie1972

    Pretty much what I've been saying. My original point was that Pitt is blond and blue eyed and looks not a bit Jewish. Sure, he could play Jewish, but it would be like casting Robert Redford as Michael Corleone. Although from the script I still have no idea whether Raine is supposed to be Jewish or not.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    soylentmean...

    by wookie1972

    it may not be a great song, but that video for "Turn Back Time" was pretty flipping hot.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    CHOPPER

    by Negator76

    ... Is a fucking GREAT movie. You don't even recognize Bana. He's not only physically quite different, he's also completely immersed in the role. Too bad he's been kind of a stiff since he came to hollywood. PS: Assassination of Jesse James, also excellent. I can't wait to see what Dominik does next.... He's 2 for 2, both knockouts.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    OH SHIT YEAH PERFECT CASTING I CAN SEE IT NOW

    by BurgerKing

    Pitt is awesome for this role, I'm picturing the type of role he did in Snatch. but not quite that kind of hillbilly but still, fuck yes. I'll see this movie just for that awesome fucking casting.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Deathproof...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...had about 15 seconds of mind-blowing awesomeness while the rest was flaming pile of horse shit and pubic hair. Looking forward to Bastards though...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    For two seconds I flashed on . . . Aldo Ray.

    by kabong

    That's who QT needs. <p> Where are the next Aldo Ray type actors?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Deathproof...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...had about 15 seconds of mind-blowing awesomeness while the rest was flaming pile of horse shit and pubic hair. Looking forward to Bastards though...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Ass-kicking Jews!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    If I get laid tonight, it's because of Eric Bana and Munich!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Make It So

    by Evil Chicken

    This will rock.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    For Shoshanna I always think of Ben's Daughter on Lost

    by blackmantis

    Tania Raymonde I believe her name is. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0713389/

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Yeah there's not too many more

    by SirLoin

    You got Wicki and Stiglitz.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Romper Stomper=OK, Chopper=GREAT

    by flickchick85

    Romper Stomper was nothing special other than Crowe's performance (though I think he's done better work since), imo, but Chopper was fantastic all round, and yeah, Bana was fucking AMAZING in that. He really has yet to live up to that potential in American movies.<p> As for Shoshanna, it's too bad this wasn't being made a few years ago, because I was always picturing Marion Cotillard as the older Shoshanna when reading the script. But now, just like Green and Tatou, she's just a bit too old. Though, of those 3, I still say she'd be the most convincing (plus she's the best actress of the bunch).

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Shosanna = Ellen Page?

    by Sebilrazen

    I haven't read the script but with Hard Candy she had range (and scared the shit out of me).

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page

    by Series7

    Should be the German Jew Hater, because she plays a mean man. Check out Juno if you don't believe me. <P> Anyway Stellan Skarsgård has to be even Jew Hating German, dude has master race written all over him.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Romper vs. Chopper

    by Series7

    I put them about even, but at least Crowe is in his element. Fucking for the last time Bana is a fucking comedian? Even he doesn't understand why he gets the roles he does, watch any interview with him. Chopper had one really cool part with the Poem at the end, the rest was long and boring. Romper was alright, Crowe finally topped his performance with Master and Commander, or if you don't watch movies then Gladiator.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    The german should be...

    by Dmann

    Mike Meyers NOWS THE TIME ON SCHPROCKETS VEN VEE DANCE!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    this is cool news

    by SpawnofAchilles

    being Jewish is a religion, anyone of us could BE a jew let alone play one because its a religion that can be converted into, right? so how can you say ANYONE cant play a jew... and I havent read the script but a southern redneck shitkicker hardly seems jewish at all anyway, just make him not a jew...its not a big deal so stop bringing it up like assholes, Pitt is awesome this movie just got a lot more interesting to me

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Sir Loin

    by JimBobCooter

    As a Roth casting hater, I think you defending him as "It could be worse" is the problem. He HAS acted on screen before and has been a distracting fuckwit each time. Pam Grier? David Carradine? Even at their worst they chew scenery and exude confidence and charisma. <p> I just think it is such a colossal blunder and he is so inappropriate for the role that it drives me crazy. <p> I mean, you've seen Eli. Would you ever in a million years describe the guy as "bad-ass"? It's an ego stroke and it sucks. <p> Again, it's QT's movie, so he is free to do whatever. I'm just saying it's stupid.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    fascinating hair theory

    by SpawnofAchilles

    it actually does make sense, golden hair equals pretty boy bs roles and darker hair equals darker, edgier roles. I like Legends of the Fall though, why do you guys not like it? I've heard it compared to a soap opera but I dont see it, I think it's epic, well shot and Tristan is a supreme badass, he even scalps germans...isnt there at least some talk of scalping in IB?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    JimBob

    by SirLoin

    Yeah, I am defending Roth as a "could be worse" casting. Like I said above, Sandler would have fucking KILLED it in this role. But I'm going to leave it to Quentin. I don't believe that he's such and "old hack" that he would sacrifice his entire movie to fulfill some sort of nepotistic urge. Here's the way I feel about Roth in his films: He's been a distracting comic foil. In Cabin Fever, he was the stoner dude with all the weed, in Grindhouse he was the dude that wanted the pussy. But every time I saw him I was kind of pleased that he was there for those brief moments. He's NOT going to run this movie, people. Can any of us maybe just trust QT's instincts, just a little bit? You know Roth is not going to sit back and jack off. He's going to show the world what he can do, and maybe QT saw that in him. Why the fuck am I even trying? People are still going to hate on whatever he comes up with, and I'm going to be having Inglorious Bastards parties with all my friends in 2010, complete with bbq and beer. Meanwhile Joss Whedon will make some guy cry because Buffy died in the comics or something.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt?

    by robotdevil

    Frankly, I couldn't care less if Pitt winds up in the movie. Seems like bad casting to me.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    & Quentin Tarantino as MARCEL

    by Prague23

    I can just see Quentin casting himself as the black guy (because Quentin really wants to be black anyway) a la Downey Jr.'s transformation in TROPIC THUNDER. <p>My 'liking the script above average' is quickly turning into something I'm not even looking forward to anymore. Sorry Quentin, but if you ever had 'IT', you don't anymore.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Hillbilly Jew

    by williammunny

    I don't care that Pitt is playing a hillbilly from West Va, I just think the concept of a hillybilly Jew seems overwrought. Yes, there were Jews in West Va, apparently there were several Jewish communities dating back to the 1860s, but it just seems like Tarantino is forcing the Jewish issue. If Pitt's character isn't Jewish that's a different story. I have little hope for this movie anyway, because Tarantino is too in love with himself and reads too many articles that call him a genius. Part of being an auteur is developing something new, and unique, copying genres and just adding a lot of over the top violence and "snappy" dialogue is hackdom, not genius.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Hillbilly Jew

    by williammunny

    I don't care that Pitt is playing a hillbilly from West Va, I just think the concept of a hillybilly Jew seems overwrought. Yes, there were Jews in West Va, apparently there were several Jewish communities dating back to the 1860s, but it just seems like Tarantino is forcing the Jewish issue. If Pitt's character isn't Jewish that's a different story. I have little hope for this movie anyway, because Tarantino is too in love with himself and reads too many articles that call him a genius. Part of being an auteur is developing something new, and unique, copying genres and just adding a lot of over the top violence and "snappy" dialogue is hackdom, not genius.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    brad pitt. just another pretty face.

    by dingus khan

    i'm surprised that no one on here has trounced brad pitt. <p> please allow me... <p> brad pitt has been in some of the most memorable movies of the last 17 years. but, he's not a good actor. he is beautiful to look at. he can draw from his southern missouri upbringing to play a hick convincingly (kalifornia). but... <p> in snatch he ripped off benicio's usual suspects character. <p> in se7en he was surrounded by an awesome script, david fincher, and morgan freeman. <p> fight club:ditto (freeman=norton) <p> 12 monkeys was a manic and unfocused performance (which fit the role), but he's recreated that flick-y energy for "burn after reading" (which will probably be good...thanks to the coens) <p> he's all clooney-d out. he's larger than life charisma, with very little back it up. put him in a suit with a gun and he looks cool...big deal. he's been compared to robert redford...robert redford is a great actor. he's subtly expressive and gives characters humanity. <p> pitt plays a charicature of what guys want to be. and, his looks are the main part of that. would anyone know him if he looked like john c. reilly? what does ptt ever add? <p> i haven't seen jesse james...perhaps he's matured. but, it has always bugged me that people fawn all over him because he's given great roles. <p> by the way, i will probably see this movie in the theaters. tarantino is derivative, but at least he steals from the good shit. <p> let's bludgeon shia lebeouf to death.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Roth and Novak

    by WolfmanNards

    Hostel and Office could really fuck this movie up.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    dingus

    by SpawnofAchilles

    eh your arguments are weak at best, ripping off benicio? please, why because they both talked fast? weak. being critical because he was surrounded by good cast and crew in seven and fight club? Those things are what make good movies and good performances, you know along with the good actors that portray those performances. weak. you praised 12 monkeys and then claim he will be good in BAR because of the directors. What is the point of that? Good directors get good performances from their actors, that doesnt diminish the job the actor does. weak. what is this suit and a gun shit? weak, thats what. Do yourself a favor and see jesse james, it's easily some of the best acting from last year (you know along with Javier Bardem, Daniel Fucking Day Lewis and Casey Affleck in the same film) Great roles aren't great until they are brought to life by great actors. I agree T is derivative and your comment about bludgeoning shia to death almost makes me not want to add this last bit but you brought it on yourself really. So in summation, your shit is weak. I love you guys that hate on BP cause he's God's gift, jealousy is an ugly motherfucker, especially around here it seems...

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth?

    by DarthCorleone

    Yeah, yeah. It's Quentin's show, and maybe Eli could be serviceable or even good. But I just have to question it. Quentin Tarantino, people. Regardless of whether or not you like his films, I expect he still has more than enough cred to cast virtually anyone he wants in any role and that actor would jump at the chance to take part. So you're going to tell me with a straight face that Eli Roth - Quentin's friend - is the best actor for the role? Sorry - I don't buy it. That all said, I haven't read the script, so it might not even be an important role. Or maybe I'm completely in the wrong. Just count me very skeptical.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    guess my opinion is wrong?

    by dingus khan

    he's mediocre as an actor. and, brilliant as a face. <p> he has rarely gone outside of his comfort zone. he has consistently done "cool" roles in "cool" movies, but that doesn't make him redford or olivier or rush, or even depp. <p> and, i'm not even a huge depp fan. <p> fellate mr. pitt somewhere else, spawn. weak. <p> shia labeouf has a stinky pinky.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Another Tarantino Bloodbath...yawn

    by bk-whopper

    'Tis a true irony that when trying to one-up yourself in pushing the envelope of on-screen gore, you actually become ....predictable.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    chopper > romper stomper

    by chipps

    no contest. romper stomper hardly has a plot at all (though is a kick ass action off the walls madhouse film in the australian no holds barred fashion) seriously it is a brutal film and i'll pay russell for it.<p> brad pitt/ben affleck, shut your mouth. I mean this literally. i don't mind hearing what you have say, i even like your movies, but when you are not talking, CLOSE YOUR DAMM MOUTH. don't walk around with your fucking chin dragging on the floor and your overly wet lip sticking out. it makes you look like a fish. couple it with that vacant stare of yours and you look like a bird, drunk on berries that has just flown into a window. just a thought. you two guys seem smart, but that mouth always open thing makes you look like retards.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    what Pitt has to do to be a convincing Jew ...

    by TheMcflyFarm

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Not every Jewish person looks like Adam Sandler or David Krumholtz ya stereotypical bastards!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    will this movie ever get made?

    by palooka_boy

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Perfect Actress For Shoshana

    by subfreq

    ROSANNE BARR. You wont beat that. Fits with QT's revival lagging careers. I have no idea why all the AICN guys are licking QT's ring over this project. If you have read the script you would be left with an overiding feeling of being underwhelmed. It was a huge missed opportunity for me and at present the script is about 6/10.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Teenage Jewish girl = Natalie Portman

    by V'Shael

    C'mon!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Ciaran Hinds

    by macheesmo3

    as the German Col. He kicked ass as Carl in Munich and seems like he could pull of German easily !

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    john-locke is right

    by Madines Sideshed

    and wookie is wrong. the context was fine. here in the uk travelling people are most commonly referred to as gypsies or, more derogatively, gypos. wookie is being pedantic and saying that it's similar to val kilmer playing ghandi is just fucking nonsense. wookie - you tried to be a smart arse and got called on it so just take your lumps and stfu.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Hmmm.....

    by AlphabetSoup

    I once came second in a Brad Pitt lookalike competition Some Japanese guy won it

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    I'm from Ireland

    by nukethefridge

    We call them knackers.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Madines sideshed

    by wookie1972

    Here was my Val Kilmer analogy, which I admit is not perfect: Val Kilmer is part American Indian. Gandhi was East Indian. Therefore, by the same logic that Pitt "played a Gypsy", Kilmer could conceivably play East Indian. And yes, there are blond, blue eyed Jews. I'm not saying that all the Basterds should look like they came right off a Kibbutz. But Pitt is probably one of the most WASPy looking actors since Robert Redford, and it just doesn't seem right to have him playing ethnic.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Alan Rickman for Col. Landa

    by Wes_Reviews_

    He's not German, but come on. Try telling me that Hans Gruber couldn't pull off a mean-ass German dude.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegative - you might be right

    by wookie1972

    Perhaps he's like a tough version of Matthew Broderick's character in Glory. I'm not saying that Brad Pitt couldn't ever play a Jew. Robert Redford was the first choice for Michael Corleone. There are blond, blue eyed Italians, but Redford would have been very, very wrong for the part.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Udo Kier for Landa!

    by Sith Witch

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    What's Brad Pitt going to tell his black kid?

    by scottishnutjob

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Brad Pitt explains to his black kid why he accepted a movie with so many racial epithets in it, made by a racist director. Awkward! 'It's art kid, you'll get it when you're older.'

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    dingus

    by SpawnofAchilles

    yes, your opinion is wrong - see jesse james before you post again - it's far from anyone's comfort zone - as is Babel - as is 12 monkeys - as is fight club - so yeah, you're just wrong brah - speaking of comfort zones - johnny depp - umm he needs to get out of his comfort zone aka Burton's Ballsac

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    What the fuck

    by DannyOcean01

    Is that it? Are you saying those 3 guys are the main Nazi hating Jews?? What happened to this being a huge star studded cast with Clooney, Arnie, Stallone, Willis??? I fucking hate Roth, and yes I saw him in Tarantino's Grindhouse effort and he was an annoying bug ugly twat in that as I'm sure he will be in this.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    everyone jumping on the Natalie Portman for Shosanna train

    by kungfuhustler84

    shut the fuck up and get creative.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    who cares about Pitt? It's still got f'n Roth

    by necgray

    Fail.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by Madines Sideshed

    What I'm saying is that here, in the UK, the terms pikey and gypsy are entirely interchangable. You go up to someone in the street and say gypsy and they will think 'travelling person who tarmacs drives and sells clothespegs' before they think of romanys. The genus of the word may derive from the Romanys, but here and now in the UK that's not what people mean when they say gypsy. Race doesn't really come into it in the modern use.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Is it AICN policy to suck QT's cock?

    by Heckles

    Just curious.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    The concept of the Hillbilly Jew

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Jewish people have usually lived in isolated enclaves when settling in the south. Entire communities that were extremely few and far between, but were mostly able to keep to themselves and be completely apart from the local culture. It doesn't really work.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    This will still suck.

    by Wuu

    Tarantino hasn't had a good film since Pulp Fiction. Jackie Brown was decent, at best. Kill Bill Vol 1 was fun the first time around but now has lost its fun (I would rather watch the films he ripped-off making KBV1). Vol 2 was overlong crap, same with Death Proof. Now this, which sounded ridiculous when it was going to be an "homage" to WWII men-on-a-mission films, and now sounds a thousand times worse. Tarantino had his day with Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction...basically, when he and Roger Avary were still friends.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    ALDO IS NOT JEWISH

    by Ebolarama

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    ALDO IS NOT JEWISH

    by Ebolarama

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    ALDO IS NOT JEWISH

    by Ebolarama

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth?

    by longshot101

    I've read the script and Pitt will be perfect for this character. If I was him I'd ask QT to reconsider some of the casting. The character that Eli Roth is supposed to play is a BAD ASS and has some important things to do. Eli Roth is a no talent ass clown who couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. BP shouldn't want this douchebag anywhere near the set when this thing starts. And if the rumors are true, and they are looking for a studio to pump money into this thing then they should invest in a amazing cast for BP to act with. QT is a believer in his own hype. His script is great, but why would he turn the words over to someone like Eli Roth? Adam Sandler would have been a great, interesting choice. Punch Drunk Love anyone? When he smashes the glass sliding glass door at his sisters house? That's the character in Inglorious Bastards, not this turd from the Bar scene in Death Proof. He's so hard to watch. WTF! really.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Hillbilly Jew

    by Ebolarama

    Torture Porn Flames on Optimus Nipples on Batman Nuke the Fridge SHUT THE FUCK UP

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Adam Sandler = Bear Jew

    by Ebolarama

    Definitely. He would have been perfect. Eli Roth could not have been a worse choice. The awful script + the awful casting... I just can't imagine anything but an awful finished product.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Get Natalie Portman!

    by MMacKK

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Natalie Portman is a boring and uninspired choice

    by Ebolarama

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Pitt is too old

    by ebolamonkey

    A forty-something lieutenant? I guess he got passed over a lot for promotion. Casting is definitely not working for me right now, but QT has a way of making these things work.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ebolamonkey

    by wash

    I thought it was common in WW2 to have older than usual soldiers in lower ranks, because there were so many people who enlisted or were drafted? Some war historian should speak up now.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Pitt should get out of this shit.....

    by TheWaqman

    He's too good for this crap. And also working with Tarantino is no longer a privilege...its a fucking burden. Like seriously what a dumb fucking casting call anyways. Brad Pitt playing a Hillbilly Jewish guy? What the fuck! And also I'm sick of Tarantino's pop culture bullshit. Oh and don't forget. The camera will focus on some chick's feet for 20 minutes! I hope it gets booed at Cannes.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Pitt doesn't deserve this.

    by GOB

    He's been in far too many good films to be stuck alongside Eli Roth and a TV actor.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Haha yeah I agree with GOB

    by TheWaqman

    What happened to all you retard Tarantino fanboys who said that this would have an amazing cast?? Some lame character from the shittier version of the Office and Eli Roth. Yeah this is really turning out well. I hope Eli's character gets very little lines.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    What's your excuse?

    by Mr. Saladhands

    At least he gets to do what he wants. You can't say that for 95% of directors out there.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    So much hate

    by wash

    I don't really have love for Eli, but Novak is really good on The Office (especially as "super-douche" in the last season), and they're still casting this so chillax a bit people. <br><br> Portman is probably too old for Sho. I'd also prefer someone hotter.<br><br>And fuck Sandler. Anyone but him.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Saladhands...

    by TheWaqman

    Gets to do what he wants? Big fucking deal thats lame, I'd rather the studios push shit on him. Because then we wouldn't get the same formulaic garbage he's been churning out recently. I'm all for creative freedom, but Tarantino has had too much, and its no longer "creative". Its just tiresome.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    i can see whu Roth is cast as "the bear jew"...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    he is so darned threatening and such an imposing presence - it pays to have friends that make movies when youre an "actor" and film maker yourself - bear jew my ass - define "bear" for me - arent there any bear-like jewish actors in hollywood

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    ricarleite

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    Pitt played an irish/scottish gypsy - if youre referring to "snatch" - not a big stretch - but i agree - not all jews look like groucho marx (or me)

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    i don't see this working...

    by vicious_bastard

    ...having read the script - Pitt sounds like an imbecile when faced with anything involving alliteration or long words and generally struggles with anything more than a few lines of dialogue at a time (behold his painful-to-watch monologues in Fight Club). He is also rubbish at swearing, in fact just generally rubbish. I hope there are better castings than this. Simon Pegg?!? Fuck no - he can't act either. QT has lost his mind.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    and Shosanna...

    by vicious_bastard

    Romola Garai.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Shia!

    by Lance4431

    Shia as Hitler...this HAS to happen.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    UnknownUser

    by wash

    Really like your suggestion of Ed Harris for Jew Hunter, but you're nuts suggesting Kristofferson...WAY too old.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Exclusive Pictures of Brangelina's Babies!!!!

    by skani

    All right, let's get a few things straight. First, Pitt is highly underrated and I think gets hated on b/c he's so dreamy and whatnot. Nothing like trying to trash an actor by mentioning all the awesome movies he's been in (one of which earned him an Oscar nomination). Even look at other off-the-wall roles like Meet Joe Black (don't knock it) and Jesse James. I suppose he was just coasting off of Casey Affleck? Get out of here. You could just as easily go the other way and say that if Pitt lacked the chops, it would be that much more obvious when he's acting against Freeman, Norton, Hopkins, Bana, etc, etc.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Roth and Tarantino to headline Bad Boys III

    by skani

    Eli Roth definitely sounds questionable, but in addition to being homeboys, he and Tarantino both can't seem to resist getting in front of the camera--with results ranging from mediocre to disastrous. Sandler would be umpteen-hundred% better. Also, I hear someone talking about how good it is for QT to be doing something original, but isn't this a remake? I love how all he has to do is simply put a catchy title onto a catchy premise, and all the sudden it is the movie event of the decade (how long have we been hearing about this thing anyway?). I think he's an unprofilic dude who's done some cool movies with ridiculously over-the-top dialogue. He's easily as overrated as a talent as Pitt is underrated.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Bob Novak

    by skani

    I'm sure BJ Novak is a fine writer, but as an actor he couldn't be less interesting. He's "in negotiations"? Is this because they're asking him to do it for free, or because somebody actually thinks he's some kind of it-boy?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Schwarzn....r

    by skani

    Who's going to govern California while he does this movie? Does anyone really think he is (or could) do this film given the timetable? Stallone would be cool, and I'd love to seem him acting off of Pitt and some younger dudes. Bale would be cool, too--I know he's a flavor-of-the-month now, but he's the genuine article.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Does anyone think Michael Madsen may still be in this?

    by chipper_sob

    I could see him being as awesome as usual in a film like this. Also, great to hear Pitt is on board.

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Avatar - Fucking Your Eyeballs in 2009

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    nuff said

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    why so difficult?

    by Clarice Starling

    shosanna.. evan rachel wood, ellen page (more hard candy then juno), alexis bledel or tania raymonde.. any would work. Make fun of LaBeouf.. but he would be a good addition.. in my lame opinion. In fact he should have been cast instead of BJ Novak.. nothing against BJ's.

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Tarantino, Pitt, & the Bastards...

    by wacko3205

    Been a bit anxious for this one to pan out for the past few years of “developmental hell” that it’s been stuck in for Kill Bill…or pushed aside for the Mandarin flick that Tarantino was itchin’ to do…thank Christmas that didn’t happen. Overall…I am & always will be a huge fan of Tarantino’s but he is & can come across a bit…eccentric from time to time. Inglorious should be a goody…but it’s going to be chock full of criticism over ripping from films like “the Good the Bad & the Ugly” (b‘cuz he always pulls on this one) & the original Inglorious B’s. In the end…QT is good at what he does…whether you think that’s him being a copy cat or not…the man has flare & he’s a credit to the genre…no matter which one it is he’s waxing & directing. Personally I like his earlier materials more than I did the Kill Bill flic/flics & Death Proof. Nothing touches Jackie Brown for me. I still remember seeing that in the theatre & being so surprised at how deep the characters were & how well he pulled the emotions out of them. I hope he can do the same with IB & get back to form. I like the addition of Pitt…or Pitt being the landmark of the film…then again…I’m a huge fan of Pitt in the end…no shame there.

  • Aug. 10, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Brad Pitt in a Tarantino flick? - - I'm nearly sold already.

    by JDanielP

    I'll be watching for the trailer.

  • Aug. 10, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    For the last f'ing time: Pitts part is not a jew.

    by GQtaste

    He's the only one of the americans who's not jewish.

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