Words are, the added scene for "Inglourious Basterds" will come from a scene director Quentin Tarantino shot but did not assemble for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival's version. Having reported earlier that the helmer is returning to the editing room, Anne Thompson of Variety gave more details on the particular scene.
In her recent report, the blogger claimed that the scene will be added in front of the La Louisiane sequence. She wrote, "...it comes right before the La Louisiane sequence featuring Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger as a British soldier under cover and a German movie star who wants to help him bring down the Third Reich."
Aside from the info for additional scene, Anne also addressed the cutting of Maggie Chung's part from the film's final print. "The scenes featuring Maggie Cheung as Madame Mimieux, the proprietor of a Paris cinema who takes in Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent), won't be restored. It doesn't add to the narrative," so she explained.
Following her interview with Tarantino earlier, Anne broke the story that the helmer will return to the editing room post-Cannes to make some edits for his epic World War II drama. She noted that Tarantino reminded his Cannes version of "Basterds" is "13 minutes less than Pulp Fiction and 19 minutes less than he needed to retain final cut".
Set in Nazi-occupied France, "Inglourious Basterds" 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. It will see Melanie Laurent, Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and Michael Fassbender among others. This ensemble movie is scheduled to open wide in theaters across the U.S. on August 21.