Last year, Brad Pitt attended Cannes to support wife Angelina Jolie's films, but this May, the actor hopes to win for his new Quentin Tarantino-directed film, Inglourious Basterds.
The World War II movie was invited to compete in the film festival, and will also be ready for its world premiere, Variety reported.
The film follows a band of Jewish-American soldiers trying to take down a group of Nazis ...
Cloris Leachman, Brad Pitt
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And the Tarantino casting craze continuesAccording to The Hollywood Reporter German-born actress Diane Kruger Troy National Treasure has been cast as Bridget Von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantinos Inglorious BastardsThe central role was originally pegged for Nastassja Kinski but a deal was never reach between the actress and Tarantino Now Kruger will play the part of a German actress who helps Nazi hunters infiltrate a movie premiere Til Schweiger has also signed on to star in the World War II film which already boasts a sizable star-power with a cast including Brad Pitt Eli Roth Mike Myers Christoph Waltz and Daniel Bruhl Gina DiNunnoRelatedbull Brad Pitt Joins Tarantinos Inglorious WWII Film
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Brad Pitt is ready to kill some NazisThe actor has signed on to play the head of the Jewish resistance in Inglorious Bastards Quentin Tarantinos World War II film according to the ReporterPitts character is a Southern rebel who leads eight Jewish American soldiers carrying out vengeance in German-occupied FranceThis is the first collaboration between Pitt 44 and Tarantino 45 as actor and directorThose familiar with the script said Pitts character is a prone to saying things like Were gonna be doing one thing and one thing only and thats killing Nazis THR saidPitt wont be the only recognizable face in the film The Offices BJ Novak is in talks to play one of the soldiers in the troop Tim Molloy
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Did Britney get a leg up on a porn queenQuentin Tarantino who previously pronounced Tera Patrick to be his pick to play Varla in a remake of 1965s Faster Pussycat Kill Kill by one account is now eyeing Spears instead A source tells the UKs Telegraph Quentin is convinced Britney will be brilliant as the lesbian stripper who murders a guy with her bare hands before taking his girlfriend hostage [And Britney] is delighted She thinks it could turn her career around As Varla Spears would also engage in simulated sex scenes with another girlDoes Britney plus Tarantino plus lesbian sex scenes add up to too purrrfect an unconfirmed rumor I really dont see this happening one film industry insider tells TVGuidecom scoffing at the Telegraphs tale Tarantino is going to be really busy for the next few years with Inglorious Bastards [starring Michael Madsen and Adam Sandler and perhaps being produced in two parts a la Kill Bill] I dont believe this
DVD Tuesday Kill Bill A trip down exploitation-movie memory laneI like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguezs Grindhouse 2007 But I love Tarantinos Kill Bill Both tap into fond memories of haunting the real grindhouses of New Yorks then notorious Times Square Times Square was never what it used to be There was always someone around to tell you that you should have seen it when Cue some nostalgic tale that starts it was so sleazy that Trust me back in the 1970s it was plenty sleazy and today its like the Las Vegas casino version of its bad old self But what a place to see low-budget American horror yakuza pictures spaghetti Westerns Eurotrash thrillers and sexploitation martial arts epics mondo movies and assorted weirdness all of which and more go into the Kill Bill mixThe plot is simple if digressive A professional assassin code named Black Mamba Uma Thurman is murdered on her wedding on her wedding day Except that she doesnt die After
Darth Vader courtesy 20th Century Fox
Ask FlickChick Top 14 Movie Misquotes the Scream That Will Not Die and MoreQuestion I dont want to sound like a complete geek but it bugs me when people misquote famous movie lines like Luke I am your father which just isnt what Darth Vader said I feel that if youre fan enough to quote a movie you should be fan enough to quote it right Please tell me Im not the most compulsive person ever DonFlickChick The most compulsive ever No way I basically agree If youre going to quote the quote quote the quote That said theres a pattern to a lot of common misquotations Heres the thing Screenwriters cant predict whats going to seize the public imagination when theyre writing so that kickass line is often embedded in a larger less pithy piece of dialogue1 The Empire Strikes Back 1980Misquote Luke I am your father Actual quote No I am your fatherYour b234te noire spoken during Lukes illusion-shattering confrontation with his nem
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three DVD art courtesy MGM Home Video
So Denzel Washington is starring in a remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 for director Tony Scott with a new screenplay by David Koepp Now Washington and Koepp are very talented and Scott can get a movie made but among movies in no need of remaking The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ranks high on the list So this weeks DVD Tuesday is dedicated to the original in all its grimy gloryHow do you steal a New York City subway train Former movie publicist Morton Freedgood figured out a way and his 1973 novel written under the pseudonym John Godey was snapped up before publication and immediately put into production under director Joseph Sargent and screenwriter Peter Stone Needless to say city officials and representatives of the Metropolitan Transit Authority werent wild about the story of four identically dressed hijackers hiding behind color-coded nicknames whats betting this is where Quentin Tarantino connoisseur of all things down and dirty got
Quentin Tarantino courtesy Miramax
According to the U.K.'s Sun, Pulp Fiction auteur Quentin Tarantino was invited to direct an episode of NBC's hit series but turned the show down cold. "I haven't even seen the f--king show," Mr. Crankypants is reported to have said. "What the f--k is Heroes?" Um, it's like CSI and ER (both of which QT has directed), only cooler.Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.
Death Proof box art courtesy The Weinstein Company
A Sept. 18 release date has been set for a two-disc, unrated and extended version of Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's half of this past spring's Grindhouse double feature. The DVD edition is nearly 30 minutes longer than the theatrical edit, and includes never-seen-in-the-U.S. footage, including Vanessa Ferlito's (criminally) excised lap dance.Also, Michael Bay's Transformers rolls out on DVD and HD DVD Oct. 16.Other release-date reminders: Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season on Sept. 11; Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season and Ghost Whisperer: The Second Season on Sept. 18; and a completely remastered stop-motion animated The Year Without a Santa Clause on Oct. 2.