Vanity Fair has unraveled new portrait-style images from "Inglourious Basterds". Counted six in all, the photos were posted in the magazine's portfolio section under the title of "Schindler's List It Ain't". All of them put the attention to the characters to be seen in the World War II epic by director Quentin Tarantino.
Two of the photos present new snaps at Brad Pitt's Lieutenant Aldo Raine, while two others focus on Diane Kruger's German actress/undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark. Another one gives a first good look at Melanie Laurent's Shosanna Dreyfus. Meanwhile, the last picture, which is in black and white, displays from left to right Laurent, Christopher Waltz, Omar Doom, Daniel Bruhl, director Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Kruger and Pitt.
In another "Basterds" news, Quentin Tarantino's plan to debut this action drama at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival could become a reality. On Wednesday, April 1, Variety reported that the movie has been invited as one of the in-competition films at the film festival which will run from May 13 to 24. Nonetheless, it was noted that neither The Weinstein Company nor the Cannes organizers have offered any comment on the report.
An ensemble war film, "Inglourious Basterds" is set in Nazi-occupied France. It begins when Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping the brutal murder, Shosanna flees to Paris, changes her identity and plans a revenge. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine assembles a group of Jewish soldiers known as The Basterds. Joining forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark, they set on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. The movie is targeted for August 21 U.S. release.