Inglorious Bastards Casting Updates

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 10:37 pm,

[UPDATE: Simon Pegg will not be joining the cast after all.]

Brad Pitt is a bastard.

Nope, I’m not starting up a Jennifer Aniston fansite, I’m letting you know that it is now official that Pitt has signed on to play Aldo Raines in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards.

This isn’t exactly big news as we’ve been talking about it for weeks, but Mr Pitt has now put his signature on the dotted line.

Also signing up to the WWII flick is Hostel director Eli Roth. Roth who will play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz had a small role in QT’s Grindhouse segment Death Proof, and the Pulp Fiction director also produced both Hostel films, so the two guys are obviously buddies.

The Office cast member, writer and producer BJ Novak has also come on-board; as has Shaun of The Dead star Simon Pegg (replacing Tim Roth); David Krumholtz (Numbers) and Nastassja Kinski.

The cast is shaping up nicely, but there’s just one thing – where are the mega A-Lister’s like Stalllone, Sandler and Willis who were mooted when Tarantino was writing the script?

Well, that was before Pitt’s deal, which gives his 20% of the first dollar gross, a handsome reward for a handsome man – some might say. This deal decreases for Pitt if another big star with profit participation signs up, so maybe Pitt doesn’t want to share his money. However, that’s unlikely as he is an actor who likes to surround himself with good talent, and take a pay cut when needed, so there is still a chance we could see another star or two conscript and go off to war.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining here. Well I am. A bit.

I’d love to see huge stars in a Tarantino war movie. What could Willis and Stallone be doing at the minute which couldn’t be dropped for Quentin Tarantino’s film (except maybe holding each other up)?

There will be more casting announcements soon, as Tarantino starts shooting in October, in the hopes of making the Cannes film festival next year.

More when we get it.

Source: Variety

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  1. Love to see he is officially abord this project. I like the idea of Stallon and Willis, but that’s probably hoping too much :). What about Samuel L Jackson?

  2. :)

  3. I can see Pegg as a nazi, and what role is Tarentino gonna play?, since he’s in all his films lately.

  4. 790, is he a nazi in this or was that just wishful thinking?! If he is I’m in a tent outside the box office. Bless him, he must think he’s died and gone to fanboy heaven in recent years. He’s been a villain in Doctor Who, shot the voice of Darth Maul in the head (and in the family jewels if you count Spaced), been in a 2000AD comic strip, had an action figure made of him, beaten up an ex-Bond, appeared with Gillian Anderson, played Scotty, and now this. What’s left for the man? A shower scene with Sarah Michelle Gellar? Paper Rock Scissors with De Niro? A role in the next Batman movie?

  5. Not to mention swapping spit with Thandie Newton and being Tom Cruise’s b****. The list goes on…

  6. Has Stallone and Willis even been in anything together?? That right there would make history! :)
    Put Mel or Russell Crow in there and you’ve got a classic.

  7. 790,Q.T.has been in most of the films he has directed,with the execption of Kill Bill 1 and 2.I’ve been told he’s in Jackie Brown,but I have never been able to find him.

  8. The Old Man, I think Stallone and Willis were both parody fodder in “The Last Action Hero” other than that I can’t think of them in anything together ?

    Clean talking Chimp,
    I only watched Jakie Brown one time and that was enough for me,,, I think I remember him in the background ? Who knows. :-)

    Big Dentist it just kinda made sense when I read the article, notice the other actors he’s mentioned with. They would all make good nazi scum.

  9. How does Pegg replace Roth? That makes no sense to me. I’m a huge fan of Pegg’s but have trouble seeing him in a movie like this.
    Needs bigger names, not just Tarantino’s mates.
    That or get some badasses in. Ron Perlman anyone?

  10. Big Dentist I read that Pegg will be playing a British Lieutenant. Damm!!

    Steven,,,,
    I remember Ron Perlman was great in that War movie “Enemy at the gate” I think that’s what it was called?
    It was a Russian war film ? There were some other big names I think Jude Law was the star.

  11. And there was me already picturing him with the obligatory monocle and scar down one cheek. Ah well, it was a fine idea…

    Yeah, that Enemy At The Gates was the “snipers in Stalingrad” one. Ed Harris as well. I totally forgot Ron Perlman was in that.

    Steven, you’re right, Pegg actually replacing Roth is a bit surreal when you think about it.

  12. Big Ron was in that movie for about 10 or 20 minutes but was one of the best things in it. Yes, Ed Harris was in it, another top actor. He could do this war movie on his head.

    Roth I could really picture in this movie. He has that edge about him that, basically, Pegg could never have. I think Pegg is a brilliant comic actor and would rather see him excel at that.

    But yeah, Ron Perlman would be perfect for any type of grizzled veteran. If he can play Hellboy, he can play a soldier. Hell, if Pegg and Eli Roth can be in this, he can walk it.

  13. It’s good to know that this project is now officially becoming QT’s next film,with the likes of Simon Pegg and Nastassja Kinsi added to the growing cast as a plus,for it would be pretty cool if Tarantino would have Nastassja playing an Ilsa-esque Nazi villain.

  14. This is the great movie. Tarantino always makes a different movies. This movie is is special too.

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