Apparently Brad Pitt isn’t the only basterd of note to be featured in the new Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds, due out later this year. As you may recall, on Sunday we saw the first character poster from the new film which features Brad Pitt as a basterd … today we get to see the second character poster which features director/actor Eli Roth as a basterd:
Basterds (misspelling intentional), as you may or may not know, were a group of Jewish-American Nazi hunters who were dispatched after WWII to track down the war criminals … it turns out that these particular hunters had a penchant for scalping and/or beheading the Nazis that they found. I was totally unaware that Eli Roth (who famously made the films Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel 2 and Death Proof/Grindhouse with Tarantino) was A.) an actor and B.) appearing in this film. Something tells me that he’ll be able to pull off the part, tho. I’ve met Eli a few times and he’s a really great guy … I’m really looking forward to seeing him in this role (he’ll be playing Sgt. Donnie Donowitz). The more I read about this film the more intrigued I become. I might have to check it out when it opens this August.