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Nastassja Kinski To Play The Uma Part In Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS?? Krumholtz and Pegg In Talks Too??

I am – Hercules!!
Berlin-born Nastassja Kinski ("Tess," "Cat People," "Inland Empire") is in talks to play the key role of German movie star Bridget Von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards." Many had speculated that the role, which requires the speaking of much German, might go to Uma Thurman. David Krumholtz ("Serenity," "Numb3rs") is in talks to play a member of Aldo "The Apache" Raine's Jewish-American Nazi-killing squad. I'd guess the American Hirschberg. Simon Pegg ("Hot Fuzz," "Mission: Impossible III") is up for Lt. Archie Hicox, the British officer who aids Raine's efforts in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Brit role was long earmarked for Tarantino regular Tim Roth, but Roth is currently busy with the Fox Network series "Lie To Me." And, oh yeah, as long rumored, Brad Pitt is aboard the project as Raine. He joins Eli Roth ("Grindhouse"), who assays Donnie "The Bear Jew" Donowitz. B.J. Novak ("The Office") is in talks to another Jewish-American soldier, Private Utivich. Yet uncast is the bloodthirsty European Jew Hugo Stiglitz, the fabulous French Jewess Shoshanna Dreyfus, and Nazi colonel Hans Landa, "The Jew Hunter." Read all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST

    NOt gonna say it...

    by The Dum Guy

    But I think that is fine.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander


  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by drewlicious

    Simon Pegg is a welcome addition to all things. Kind of like nutmeg.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    None Of That Info Was In The Story When I Updated!

    by mrbeaks

    Pegg's a perfect choice for Hicox. Actually, all of these names are spot-on.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Kinski's age...

    by Toonol

    Octagonproplex, You made me go look it up. She was fifteen when that movie was released, so she was 14 or 15 when it was filmed.<p> The film is available at Blockbuster, by the way.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Mr. Beaks is a fucking liar.

    by Hercules

    He just doesn't give a shit about actors who aren't super-handsome.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, she's a bit... mature, wouldn't you say?

    by MaxTheSilent

    I love how in 'easy Riders and Raging Bull's the story of how Paul Schrader became obsessed with Kinski after she threw him a mercy fuck. He stalked her like a love-sick puppy and she knocked him back saying "Paul, I sleep with ALL my directors..." That's some cold-blooded shit right there!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Watch out Pondscum...

    by Tacoloft

    or they might start reporting on you, you inglorious bastard you.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by DanboJohnJ

    token posh brit comic alert

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck really cares, Herc?

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Tarantino has shown he's finally disappeared up his own asshole with the self-worship on display in the absolutely dire Death Proof. He's been going downhill since his peak with Jackie Brown - the Kill Bill's were entertaining and well done, but nowhere near as good as what had come before and DP was an utter pile of excrement. Based on the level of slide displayed so far, I have a feeling Inglorious Bastards will be remembered on a level with any old pile of crap Boll can vomit at the screen. Still, good news for Boll. At least then he'll legitimately be able to say he's as great as Tarantino. Oh, and Pitt as another character? Big fucking deal. For every Fight Club or Robert Ford in his resume, there's a Mr and Mrs Smith to stink it up and this is going down in that vein. Fuck all of you who don't agree, my word is absolute.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Damn I have to read that Easy Riders Raging Bulls Book

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I read a chapter or two for a college essay but never finished it. That's a great story about Kinski. Poor old Paul Schrader...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST



    I like how this is going

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by Spaz Medicine

    With two (so far) cast members being involved in ongoing television series, does this mean that its not going to be shot until hiatus next spring? I don't see how the actors would be able to shoot any other way...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    you know what i blame this on the breakdown of?

    by chipps


  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    brad pitt + tarantino?

    by BurgerKing

    Ohhhh shit you've got my ass in a seat already.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Bullshit, Herc!

    by mrbeaks

    I've made no secret of my desire to fuck David Krumholtz!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    The cast is almost Kill Bill big.

    by Hercules

    There's also the projectionist Marcel. And the young Nazi hero Frederick Zoller. Major Kong. The wily Gestapo officer Dieter Hellstrom. The owner of a French film lab. Famous world leaders. Big.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Who will play Hitler?

    by JimCurry

    Yeah, he's in this flick... How about Patrick Dempsey... And for Churchill, well, obviously, Andy Serkis with a pillow under his shirt!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Dear America

    by youhatestarwars

    Stop putting Pegg in your awesome films. I know you love him, but you're ruining them for us brits. Thanks.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Nicky Katt As Hitler

    by mrbeaks

    It must be.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBoop as Dick Hurtz in Inglorious Bastards

    by Loosejerk

    Who gives a shit!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Why not just give Uma Thurman...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...the Uma Thurman role?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Udo Kier!

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Udo Kier should play this evil German Nazi guy. Call me old fashioned. When you all see Udo as the infamous Dr. Krieger in Uwe Boll's upcoming FAR CRY, you'll agree!!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    simon pegg??

    by Mr_X

    hey i like him, cant really see him in a QT film ( yeah i know qt likes spaced) though, there are more actors in the uk you know! ( i cant just think of any at the moment!)

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I guess the important question, since this is a Tarantino movie.

    by ImFixingtoDie

    Is how are Kinski's feet looking?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Hollywood is the shit.

    by worldofwarcraft

    Everybody sucking each others dicks while we pretend to be excited about lame shit. Can any body really be feeling this? Tarantino and Pitt sounds hot to anybody? And the amount of love AICN is gonna heap on this for god knows how long...

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    by ImFixingtoDie

    Also if only her father were alive to be in this movie. Klaus Kinski the Jew Hunter will haunt my dreams.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Tania Raymonde as Shosanna!

    by blackmantis

    Said it in the other TB and it deserves repeating.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelsen as Hitler

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Nuff said!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    "Grindhosue" ?

    by Bill Clay

    Anyone proofreading tonight?

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    No Krumholtz love?

    by topaz4206

    He's such a charming dude that he can even make the recent dogshit Numb3rs scripts tolerable. Hope he gets this!

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Nick Frost as Churchill!

    by Atom_Jack

    Could work.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Hey WoW

    by SpawnofAchilles

    um... cool handle... quit bitching and go back to your pathetic virtual world, I'm excited about Pitt and Tarantino teaming up, as are many people on these talkbacks (clearly) so go suck some orc cock and cry yourself to sleep again

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    you guys know...pondscum is right

    by theredtoad

    I've never seen any movie be this flagellated before on this website. Let's see one other bit of movie casting news besides Inglorious Whatevers. Oh wait we did...a false Britney Spears rumor in ANOTHER QUENTIN TARANTINO MOVIE.<p>shills.

  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    A good director hooks up with good actors...

    by Thorstrongstone


  • Aug. 7, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    sorry...guess I meant FELLATIOED

    by theredtoad

    same difference, depends on who does the whipping.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I gotta vote no to Katt as Hitler

    by bravogolfhotel

    Keeping him in reserve as a safety Tony Stark in case Marvel can't come to terms with Downey takes precedence.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Can any one guess the Review Harry's gonna give this

    by Phategod2

    Oh you make it too easy.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    no tim roth

    by The_Squid


  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Dear lord

    by KGersen

    How can anyone get excited about this? High high likelihood this will be the usual Tarantino self-indulgent crap. I'm bored already just reading the basic plot premise.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais as Hitler

    by wash

    Given the tone of the script, I think he'd be perfect. I'm totally cereal.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais as Hitler

    by wash

    Given the tone of the script, I think he'd be perfect. I'm totally cereal.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    sorry for the dupe

    by wash

    aicn is going bonkers tonight

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    No Uma no Tim Roth...

    by heavenlykid

    Okay, it'll probably still rock. But I'll still bitch until opening night. I am a talkbacker after all.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Don't make Herc angry

    by buffywrestling

    You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Pegg, Novak, Krumholtz...I get it, QT is making a parody!!!

    by Executor

    Instead of his usual "homage" or "pastiche". He has ceased taking himself seriously and just wants to make a silly little Nazi movie, something purposefully cheesey like his most well-received movies...From Dusk til Dawn or Four Rooms. <p> If you loved the Holocaust, you'll love Inglorious Bastards!!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:28 a.m. CST bid for the casting pool:

    by Executor

    Here's the rest of the big names Tarantino's going to get:<p>I think QT is going to get that guy who guest-starred on S1E04 of How I Met Your Mother for another Jew soldier; that guy he met at a bar two months ago and laughed at all his fucking jokes for the German soldier; and my building's handyman is going to be Marcel.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    No Mike Madsen Charity Casting?

    by robzass

    Who else is going to employ him?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Hugo Stiglitz should be played by....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    ....Hugo Stiglitz!!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    I gave in

    by JimBobCooter

    And read the leaked online script. <p> I'm actually encouraged when I read it. I think it will be bad ass. I mean, it might not be The Dirty Dozen that people are thinking, but I REALLY like it. Had some kick ass suspense and action. <p> Too bad I won't see it out of my Eli Roth protest. Oh well.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Have you ever heard of over saturation

    by Phategod1

    Can we lay off the news on anymovie Without at least a teaser Till at least the Fall.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    On the Fritz

    by mulberry

    I expect Pegg, whilst investigating a problem, to walk in on a cheap French floozie servicing a German officer and make a pun based on my subject line. If that happens, then the movie will be worthwhile. Or maybe one about "Going Dutch" on a cheap floozie from the Netherlands.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    This is ok

    by barnaby jones

    but wheres the powerhouse cast QT talked about all those years ago, because this is definitely NOT that.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Hang on there...

    by Mr Gorilla

    Tim Roth is a proper ACTOR. Simon Pegg is....n't.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST

    What about...

    by goatfever2007

    ..Debra Unger? What sexploitation semi arthouse b movie erotica thing she got going on?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST

    I feel like I've seen this already

    by schnide

    since AICN posts about this movie daily. All I need now is every story filled with excessive exclamation marks, obssessing over a director who ran out of steam during Kill Bill Vol 2, and an outdated forum which says I've been a member for 38 years. Hey! Is it Christmas already?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    And while I'm at it

    by schnide

    I wish that I'd been pastiching original talent for the past ten years with my British accent, then I could be as successful as Simon Pegg. Hey Hollywood! We do have more 'actors' than him you know.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Pondscum, you are...

    by onezeroone

    my superhero of the day... that mountain dew comment was Awesomely glorious... btw, would the trailers be hyped up as in 'Inlgorious Quicktime' ?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Cool, but...

    by DanielKurland

    I really would have enjoyed seeing him work with Thurman and Roth again. Mainly just to see them in good roles again.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Wait, so is Tim Roth in this?...

    by DanielKurland

    The talkback seems to be saying conflicting things. Get fucking Robert Forster in it somewhere.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    unless Travolta re-unites with Quentin...

    by cifra

    I'm failing to get interested on this one.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    You can't polish a turd

    by filmcoyote

    interesting as the cast seems to be (except Eli Roth) they are doing it to work with Quentin. Sadly the script is not up to much. Honestly if they actually took out the inglosious bastards themselves it would have no impact, they seriously serve no useful purpose. There's a lot of good stuff in it but QT should have truly tried to make his "masterpiece" and forgotten the adolescent crap and concentrated on the well written Shosanna storyline which, alongside Col Landa (he does have an awesome opening scene, even if it is 17 pages long!) is all this film needed. Raines etc are superfluous really. Only the casting of Landa and more particularly Shosanna might get me to watch this one.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Alan Rickman as Col. Landa

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Yeah, yeah...he's not German but just try telling me that Hans Gruber couldn't make for a mean Nazi.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Hi, um... Michael Emerson as Hitler?

    by Fawst

    Ya THINK? Get the fuck on that, Quentin. He'd be perfect if he wasn't quite so thin, but he's got the chops, and he's got the look. Slap a 'stash on him, and he's good to go.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    best casting news yet

    by hegele

    i love kinski, i'll watch paris, texis to celebrate.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by scottishnutjob

    I thought the script was a pile of total crap. I finished it so I'll give the guy some credit - QT wrote and finished a script and I managed to read it to the end - credit over. I can't believe Pitt accepted it - Tarantino must have thrown money at him. QT is such a boring rambler and his weakest point is the godawful dialogue. Reservoir Dogs was an flawed film thanks to a racist conversation QT randomly threw in. Pulp Fiction was near flawless - thank you Roger Avery. Kill Bill was great until that ridiculous Superman speech. The inane babble in te second half of IB is embarassing and mostly pointless. QT takes hours to say what others say in minutes. It's a war movie with no battles - just a couple of brutal beatings. He sets up some characters powerfully and then all they do is talk. The IB Jew Squad hardly fight or kill anyone. It wishes it had the dialogue of Casablanca and the tension of The Guns of Navarone but it doesn't come close - its more like something written by a Ku Klux Klan teenager trying to be cool and controversial by throwing in as many racial epithets as possible. The actual Inglorious Bastards are hardly in it - there's just loads of waffling wearisome talk and 'banter'. And the ending is a total let down. I will not be wasting money to go see it - it's not a war movie, its a walky talky movie and not even a good one.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I thought Adam Sandler was supposed to be in this?

    by Sith Witch

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    TroutMaskReplicant- You must read that book

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Schrader sinks into a tornado of Coke and self-hatred

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Nastassja Kinski IS Bridget Von Hammersmark

    by skimn

    Either thats Taratino's nod to Hammer studios, or the most ridiculous "German" name this side of a Zucker/Abrahams spoof.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    BTW wasn't there a doc based on

    by skimn

    Easy Riders Raging Bulls out there somewhere. Got the book as a birthday present years ago...a GREAT read.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    All this casting news is blunting the edge

    by skimn

    of casting Eli Roth. He just has a face you want to slap, I don't know why.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise as Mike Huntz

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Bad LT

    What happened to this flick being based on Dirty Dozen and the Italian Inglorious Bastards in that it was to be about American GI's convicted of crimes set loose on a suicide mission? i recall a QT interview in which he said the squad would be fighting off American MP's and Nazis, and that the film could be subtitled , ala Sergio Leone, "Once Upon A Time In Occupied France". Now I hear it is about a squad of American Jews fighting Nazi's? WTF?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    Yup, William H Macy narrated it. it barely scratched the surface of the book. A Decade Under the Influence was a way better doc though.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Good call on Nastassja, QT, but Eli Roth still blows!

    by LaneMyersClassic


  • Aug. 8, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Love Natasja, good call and probably still delicious at 47...

    by conspiracy

    I guess QT got tired of knocking the back out of Uma on set and needed a replacement fraulein who is known throughout tinseltown as a bit of a sure thing. Love those oversexed German girls. Still...I'm not fied up about this...and you can BET AICN will be All QT, ALL THE TIME until this thing is released.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Does anyone have a copy of script

    by The_Squid

    it would be much appreciated.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    How about Wolf Kahler for the Role of:

    by Maegnarval

    Nazi colonel Hans Landa?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by shitstorm23

    I found a copy at, but I don't know if it's legit it or not.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Just makes me wish her dad was around

    by CherryValance

    He'd be the kind of actor I'd like to see in this type of movie. Ah well, I think this is going to be something different than I originally thought. I'm going to just wait to see it now, 'cause the casting is confusing me.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth...

    by Baked

    I can see him delivering those lines, but I never pictured him as the character.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Klaus Kinski as Hitler would've been amazing

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Maybe Eli Roth will reinvent himself...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Oh Fuck, who am I kidding? God Dammit, he sucks!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Executor

    If it sucks, it's the real script.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth's lines leaked online

    by ArcadianDS


  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Is Roth (Eli, sadly, not Tim)...

    by mr_macphisto

    ...playing the proposed Sandler role? Cos I was kind of looking forward to seeing him in this. No, seriously. Also, wasn't this supposed to be like the "cast to end all casts" or some shit originally? I mean, WHA-HAPPEN?!?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Looking good so far.

    by v1c_vega

    I agree that Sandler would have been the preferred choice for bear but what the fuck is with the Eli hate , he's a douche bag ! so fucking what , Tarantino hasn't got a clue has he ! he's lost it hasn't he ! he made a couple of good films and then some crap films oh and that shit feast Deathproof. I just fucking LMAO at the total fucking ignorance of it. Grindhouse/Deathproof fit it's genre perfectly just because you movie experts didn't get doesn't make it crap. For those of you who say you get it and it is crap then NO YOU DIDN'T FUCKING GET IT , this it exactly what makes it so cool. When Spielberg goes on record and says it's crap it might mean something as opposed to ignorant idiots. Anyway Tarantino has lost the plot on this one even more he only got Brad Pitt to play a lead role oh this is going to be shit. Fucking WOW the insightfullness is amazing your contribution to the world is.... well... STAY AWAY FROM THE FILM YOU FUCKING IGNORANT IDIOTS.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    just read the script

    by cptrios

    And holy online review called it "batshit insane" and I think that's just about right. If this didn't have Tarantino's name on it, it would have NO chance of being made. Except for maybe in Japan. But I most certainly don't mean that in a negative way!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    v1c_vega...about all the FUCKING IDIOTS' INSIGHTFULLNESS...

    by Executor

    ...don't you mean "insightfulness"? <p>I love it when a douchebag calls people who disagree with his opinions idiots, then can't even spell. <p>Why is it ignorant to dislike the direction this movie is taking? It's not like people are judging it from an abyss, the script is out there, people CAN have opinions on it. <p>At least your last line showed intelligence: "STAY AWAY FROM THE FILM..." Yes, thank you. We will!!!

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Who Said LaBeouf?

    by Clarice Starling

    Thats brilliant! Pitt..LaBeouf.. BJ.. Pegg..Roth.. Kinski? LOL! Fuck Yeah!! I would so slap money down for that.. that would even be worth the extra large popcorn and drink!! Money well spent!

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Thnx foor punting ot mi abismile spelin Executr

    by v1c_vega

    i boow to ur supeerier intteligence. i aim quit sur ths fillem wil bee roobish basd oon reding thee screept annd thee fat Tarantino as cost Eli Rooth. i is deesapoonted tht u want be seein it ass ur valeable oppieeon oon thee uup an coomin sheet feest wheel bee meesed. Thnx ageen. XXXXXXXX

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Jews hunting Nazis?

    by TheWaqman

    Steven Spielberg is probably going to be jerking off to this movie.

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