Nope, that joke still isn't old. But lest you think that I am actually calling Brad Pitt and Simon Pegg total jerks (they're not -- Pitt speaks up for causes around the world, and Pegg gladly shakes hands with nerds), what I actually mean is that they are both involved in bastard-related casting news. Pitt has definitely signed on to play Lt. Aldo Raines, the Tennessee-born hillbilly leader of the Nazi-killing WWII Army unit known as the Inglorious Bastards, the subject (and title) of writer/director Quentin Tarantino's next film. Tarantino flew to France specifically to recruit the actor, and the news that he has accepted has made me stab several pictures of Nazis in excitement. (I currently do not have access to real Nazis.)
While some people were excited to see Titanic duo Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio teaming up again for Revolutionary Road, some of us were eagerly waiting for another big movie pair-up... for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, co-stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Not only will they buddy up again as comic book geeks for 2010's Paul (which the two also wrote) but they've also just been confirmed for Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of Belgian artist Hergé's comic strips, The Adventures of Tintin. The two will play Thompson and Thompson, a pair of bumbling detectives who will be showing up earlier in than they did in Hergé's work, where they first stumbled onto the scene in Tintin's fourth adventure.