Christoph Waltz and Diane Kruger Join Inglorious Bastards!
Two more new casting announcements today for Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. One of them is for the lead character Hans Landa, aka "The Jew Hunter", which was rumored to be Leonardo DiCaprio's role for a while. Instead of DiCaprio, German TV actor Christoph Waltz will be taking on that role. And instead of the previously announced Nastassja Kinski, actress Diane Kruger (who we know most from the National Treasure movies) will be taking on the role of Bridget Von Hammersmark. Two more solid casting announcements to continue progress on filling up Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. These announcements finally seem official, considering the cast changes weekly on this film.
There wasn't much mention of these two in Kevin's article looking at the script reviews for the film, but obviously both are key characters. Waltz will be playing the German lead and I'm under the impression that Kruger must be playing his love interest? It doesn't really matter to me, because I'd rather be surprised by story than instantly aware of all that happens. As we've mentioned before, Inglorious Bastards looks better and better every week and it's supposed to start shooting in Europe sometime this fall. We'll keep you updated as Tarantino finishes filling up the eight "Bastards," considering he's only officially cast four of them so far: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, and Samm Levine. Still excited for this?