Hot on the casting news that Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” had nearly filled its cast with Diane Kruger and Christoph Waltz, playing important German characters in the movie, another German has been added: Til Schweiger, a German actor who has been slowly but steadily making his way up the Hollywood food chain. Schweiger can next be seen in the Uwe Boll sure-to-be-great “Far Cry”, an action movie based on — you guessed it — a videogame about a guy with a boat and a lot of guns who shoots people on an island because they slap his momma and called him Granny. Oh wait, maybe that’s the plot of another Uwe Boll movie. Oh well, either/or.
Says THR about the German chap’s role in the WWII flick:
Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi killer team, headed by Brad Pitt’s character, Lt. Aldo Raine.
Others in the cast include Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth and Mike Myers.
The Weinstein Co./Universal co-production starts shooting Oct. 13 in Germany, with the plan to debut at the Festival de Cannes in May. The Weinstein Co. and Universal are co-financing and co-presenting the film, with Lawrence Bender producing and Erica Steinberg, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein executive producing.
I tell ya, there’s so many Germans in “Inglorious Bastards” that we need to keep an eye on them. You know what happens when Germans get together and start talking amongst themselves. Bad things, man, bad things happen…