After a lot of news that Quentin Tarantino was in talks with Brad Pitt to join his WWII movie “Inglorious Bastards”, the trades have now made it official: Pitt will play Lt. Aldo Raine, the lead character in the film, about a small band of American soldiers dropped into Nazi-occupied France for one mission: kill as many Nazis as possible. I guess having Tarantino fly down to France while Pitt and the Missus was giving birth to their 39th and 40th child made an impact after all.
Pitt isn’t the only one joining the cast. Simon Pegg is also in talks, as well as others. THR has more:
Additionally, Simon Pegg is in discussions to join the cast. David Krumholtz has an offer but may have a scheduling problem. Nastassja Kinski is meeting with Tarantino for the part of a German actress.
Pitt’s character is a Southern rebel who leads a band of eight Jewish American soldiers as they exact vengeance on Nazis in German-occupied France.
Pegg would play a British lieutenant. Krumholtz’s part would be that of a member of Pitt’s team.
Pitt’s character is a voluble, freewheeling outlaw in the manner of Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield in “Pulp Fiction,” prone to saying things like “we’re gonna be doing one thing, and one thing only, and that’s killing Nazis,” according to those familiar with the script.
Well that’s the thing. I stopped reading Tarantino’s script about the same time that Aldo was introduced. Maybe it’s all the hick-ish dialogue he gets to say, but I just couldn’t stand reading it. It’s like reading a transcript of some bad playground fight in the Appalachian Mountains or something. But hey, I’m illiterate, so what do I know.
Anyways, I’m sure the movie version will be better. Probably.