In the last couple of months, we here at the Moviefile have brought you quite a few reports from Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards casting couch. And I have to say, out of all those reports -- from Brad Pitt to Eli Roth to Ryan the Temp -- I don't think I ever did have an LP-scratch-moment of casting surprise until today. [Not even Mike Myers? - Zach] The film, which began its principal photography yesterday on location in Germany has a cast as varied as the director's lexicon of profanity.
Amongst the actors working on the film, per Dark Horizons: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, Julie Dreyfus, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Martin Wuttke, Richard Sammel, Christian Berkel, Sanke Mohring, Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Denis Menochet and Cloris Leachman. [Cue LP scratch sound effect.] Yes, you guys, Cloris effing Leachman. The best thing to happen to Dancing With the Stars since Dancing With the Stars happened.
There isn't a lot of information out there on what part she'll play, only that she was mentioned in The Weinstein Company's Tuesday press release, but if she's anything like Young Frankenstein's Frau Blücher or the German Great Gam Gam she played in 2006's Beerfest, all the better! She could show up at the Inglorious Bastards premiere and hoist a scalp instead of a keg!
No matter what happens, at this point, my only question is whether or not the media at large will continue to correct Tarantino's horrendous spelling, as throughout the script and on the title page itself (at least the version I've read), the writer/director spelled the word "bastards" with an "E." [And "inglorious" with an extra "U." - Zach] I guess we'll find out when the movie poster comes out. Can you imagine the collector's item that'll be, with Cloris Leachman and a [sic]?