Jackson joins Basterds November 3, 2008 Samuel Jackson to narrate Tarantino’s ‘ Inglorious Basterds’ Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to narrate for Quentin Tarantino World War II epic Inglourious Basterds. Currently shooting in Europe, the film stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger and Mélanie Laurent and revolves around a band of Jewish-American soldiers who take on the German army in Nazi-occupied France. Maggie Cheung has also been added to the cast as Madame Mimieux, the French matron of the Cinematheque which takes in Laurent’s character Shosanna. Jackson is no stranger to working with Tarantino having previously starred in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill: Vol. 2.