Nastassja Kinski is out and Diane Kruger is in for the cast of Quentin Tarantino's World War II ensemble "Inglorious Bastards."
Also joining the cast of the Weinstein Company/Universal co-production is German star Til Schweiger.
Kruger will play Bridget Von Hammersmark, a German movie star who assists a team of Nazi hunters in their mission of revenge. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino had wanted Kinski for the role and had even flown to Germany to meet with her, but no deal was reached.
Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi hunting team.
"Inglorious Bastards" will begin production on Oct. 13 in Germany, with a May 2009 Cannes Film Festival premiere tentatively in the cards.
Other "Inglorious Bastards" stars include Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth and Mike Myers.
Kruger is best known as the female lead from "Troy" and the two smash "National Treasure" films. She has "Mr. Nobody" and "Run for Her Life" on tap.
Schweiger's studio credits include "King Arthur," "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" and "Driven."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun