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Eli Roth Joins The Bastards

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 6th 2008 12:04AM
Eli Roth Joins The Bastards

"Hostel" and "Cabin Fever" director Eli Roth is turning his hand to acting in Quentin Tarantino's WW2 actioneer "Inglorious Bastards" reports Variety.

Brad Pitt is in talks to play Aldo Raine, leader of a rogue band of Jewish-American soldiers who wreak havoc on the bad guys in Nazi-occupied France.

Roth is in talks to play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, a member of the group who takes to Nazi heads with his signature baseball bat.

The role of the villain, SS Col. Hans Landa, was previously tipped to go to Leonardo DiCaprio but its now expected that Tarantino will hire a German actor.

The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures are financing and distributing the film which begins shooting this Fall in Europe.

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