Thursday, July 31, 2008

Inglorious News for Pitt & Universal!!

Entertainment Weekly reported yesterday that Brad Pitt will play Lieut. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. "Quentin Tarantino's uberviolent WWII project Inglorious Bastards has finally found its star." This news comes alongside another tidbit that the film has also found its production company in Universal Studios. This is the first time Tarantino will work outside of the Weinstein Company. EW reported, "After three weeks of very public negotiations...sources say the movie will land at Universal Pictures." Eventhough Universal will produce, the Weinstein Company will still be involved in a small manner with financing and international distribution. Rumors were are swirling that tarantino was courting Leo DiCaprio for another role in the film, but EW has said they were false. "Rumors that Tarantino is also courting Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Col. Hans Landa are false." Who knows Tarantino could still be looking to get Leo, time will tell. Inglorious Bastards is set to start shooting in October and be ready for Cannes in 2009.

What are your thoughts on Inglorious Bastards? Who else should QT persue for leading roles in the film? Will Inglorious Bastards be a big hit for Universal and Tarantino? Is Pitt going to finally start doing some more worthwhile projects?