“Inglourious Basterds,” the “epic bugged-out Jewsploitation film” directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, will hit theaters in August, hopefully capping off a summer of good movies. The coupling of an iconic director and a larger-than-life actor appears to have been a long time in the making:
“Artistically, me and Brad have been sniffing around each other for years,” he said. “It’s been longing looks across the room, little notes, ‘do you like me, I like you.’ I knew that if he took this part, the film would absolutely go to the moon. If he agreed to do it,” he said at the press conference following the Cannes debut of the film.
“He had me at hello,” Pitt, 45, joked.