Variety describes Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine, as "a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis."
David Krumholtz is in talks to play one of the soldiers under Raine's watch, though The Hollywood Reporter says that Krumholtz may have scheduling problems. "Hostel" director Eli Roth and "The Office" co-star B.J. Novak were previously cast as soldiers.
In addition, Simon Pegg is in discussions to play a British officer, while Nastassja Kinski has had meetings with Tarantino about playing a German actress in the Universal-Weinstein co-production, which will begin production in Europe on Oct. 13. Those involved continue to maintain that "Inglorious Bastards" will premiere at next year's Cannes Film Festival, which suggests an unusually accelerated working pace for the normally deliberate Tarantino, who has been promising "Inglorious Bastards" to fans for over a decade.
Kinski was most recently seen in "Inland Empire" and the telefilm "La Femme Musketeer." She's best known for "Tess," "Cat People" and "Paris, Texas."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun