Tarantino shops Inglorious Bastards, Brad Pitt to star?

Quentin Tarantino is once again teaming with The Weinstein Company as he readies Inglorious Bastards for an October shoot.

The writer/director is re-teaming with the Weinsteins for his long-gestating World War II action tale about a Dirty Dozen-like group of soldiers behind enemy lines. The Weinstein Company will co-finance the film, distribute it domestically and oversee production and worldwide marketing.

Since the production will film in Europe and is looking toward an accelerated production schedule so that it can be finished in time to submit to May’s Cannes Film Festival.

The Weinsteins are looking to join forces with a major studio to come aboard to co-finance in exchange for foreign rights.

Tarantino has also expressed an interest in Brad Pitt for the film.

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