Movie bosses at Universal Pictures have confirmed Brad Pitt has signed to star in Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.
The Pulp Fiction director reportedly jetted off to France to meet Pitt while he waited for his partner Angelina Jolie to give birth to their twins last month (Jul08) - and persuaded him to take the role of a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of Jewish-American soldiers in the film.
Shooting will begin in Germany in October (08) and Tarantino hopes to have the picture ready for next year's (May09) Cannes Film Festival in France, according to Daily Variety.