In August, Screen Rant posted some casting updates for the upcoming Inglourious Basterds which focused on Brad Pitt signing on as the lead character. A few days ago, the Weinstein Company gave Coming Soon an exclusive first-look image of Brad Pitt in character.

The completely (and for some reason, purposely) misspelled Inglourious Basterds is a Quentin Tarantino project set during World War II in Nazi-occupied France about a group of Jewish-American soldiers (the Basterds) selected to terrorize Nazis throughout the Third Reich.

Brad Pitt plays the notorious leader of the Basterds, Lt. Aldo Raine, a hillbilly from Tennessee. Here is the first picture of Pitt as Lt. Raine – take a look and see what you think:

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The character looks good to me, although his stance suggests to me an almost parody-like tone to the film. I’m unsure as to what to expect from the movie with the interesting casting choices like Mike Myers as General Ed Fenech and Eli Roth as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz.

I’m a big fan of Tarentino films and I look forward to seeing more on Inglourious Basterds as it comes out.

What do you think of Pitt’s outfit? What do you think of the casting choices?

Inglourious Basterds is due out in June, 2009.

Source: Coming Soon