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'Hostel' Helmer to Join 'Basterds' Cast

August 06, 2008 09:06:41 GMT

Rumor has it that Eli Roth is in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino's action drama project 'Inglourious Basterds'.


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Adding up to the casting rumor of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds", the man behind 2005 horror "Hostel", Eli Roth, has been speculated to be one of the action drama's cast ensemble. Like Brad Pitt, he is being reported to be in negotiation to star in the World War II film piece.

The 36-year-old is eyeing to play Sgt. Donnie 'The Bear Jew' Donowitz who is one of the Jewish-American soldiers sent to do suicide mission against the Nazi in France. His character has been described as the man who hunts Nazi with his signature baseball bat. This role won't be Roth's first appearing in Tarantino's movie, he has a minor role in "Death Proof" which is a segment of "Grindhouse".

Concerning other casting rumors, it has been noted by Variety that Pitt is indeed in talks to star as the leader of the rogue soldier, Lieutenant Aldo Raine. Meanwhile, on Leonardo DiCaprio's speculation, words are Tarantino has decided to find a German actor for Colonel Hans Landa's character.

Planned to be premiered at the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2009, "Basterds" is scheduled to start shooting in Europe in fall. The plot will resolve around a band of disgraced U.S. soldiers who is given a chance to redeem themselves by going on a possibly lethal mission to blow up a movie theater in Paris.

© AceShowbiz.com




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