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2008-08-08 12:00:29

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt reportedly has signed on to star in Quentin Tarantino's new World War II picture "Inglorious Bastards." Pitt had a scene-stealing role in the 1993 movie "True Romance," which Tarantino wrote and Tony Scott directed. Variety.com said Nastassja Kinski, Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak are also in talks to appear alongside Pitt in "Bastards." Tarantino's fellow filmmaker Eli Roth has signed on to play a supporting role as a soldier in the movie....

2008-07-16 18:00:26

Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is talking to Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio about co-starring in his war film, Inglorious Bastards. Variety.com said Tarantino met Pitt in France Tuesday and plans to talk to DiCaprio Thursday about headlining his latest big-screen outing. Pitt had a supporting role in the 1993 movie, True Romance, which Tony Scott helmed and Tarantino wrote, but neither Pitt nor DiCaprio has appeared in a film Tarantino directed. Tarantino's latest film is to...

2008-07-15 15:00:34

Showtime Networks Inc. says it has entered into an exclusive seven-year film distribution arrangement with The Weinstein Co., a U.S. studio. The joint announcement was made Monday by Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of TWC. The deal is effective with TWC's 2009 release schedule and includes such films as Nine, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren, as well as...

2008-07-09 12:00:29

The Weinstein Co. reportedly will co-finance Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, as well as distribute it domestically and oversee production. The Hollywood Reporter said the studio will also handle worldwide marketing duties for Inglorious Bastards, a World War II action film scheduled to start shooting in Europe in October. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who previously ran Miramax, have worked on writer-director Tarantino's past films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie...

2008-06-25 18:02:46

Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he is happy to have finished the screenplay for his upcoming World War II picture, Inglorious Bastards. Tarantino is known for his blood-soaked films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. The BBC said Tarantino plans to move into pre-production on his latest project soon. You're talking to a real happy dude right now, the filmmaker, who completed his latest screenplay last week after several years of writing, said at the Provincetown...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.