It seems that the rumors have proved to be true, Brad Pitt will star in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. As Variety reports, the film, which seems like a slight departure from Tarantino's normal fare, is a WWII drama in which Pitt will play a "Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis." Interestingly, Pitt's part will also be one of the film's few English-speaking roles, as the majority of it will be shot in French or German with English subtitles.
In addition to the other rumor, that Leonardo DiCaprio is still slated to join, several other actors are now suspected to be cast. Nastassja Kinski may play one of the movie's few female characters, with Simon Pegg in talks to portray a British lieutenant and David Krumholtz (Benji from Superbad) and B.J. Novak (The Office) potentially joining as members of Pitt's army.
This is certainly turning into an interesting project. I'm a fan of Tarantino's work, and with Pitt on board, I'm even more excited. How about you?