First Look: Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds!
Within only a week of shooting, the very first photo of Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has appeared. We just announced earlier this week that production had started in Germany and is moving ahead at full force over the next few months. This photo comes from the QT Archives, where they report in with a quick description of the character. "This is a hillbilly straight from the mountains of Tennessee, a man with a scar around his neck that 'will never once be mentioned,' this is Brad Pitt in one hundred percent Quentin Tarantino Nazi-scalping business.'" Definitely take a look!
This is most likely the first of many photos we'll see from the set of Inglourious Basterds. The film is already gaining more and more buzz every single day and will be shooting for the next few months, so stay tuned or any more photos and reveals. As the QT Archives points out, this is a much grittier and much more hardcore WWII soldier than we've ever seen in cinema before, and I already love this new look.
During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Inglourious Basterds is both written and directed by the infamous Quentin Tarantino, of everything from Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to Death Proof. The Weinstein Company and Universal have partnered to bring us Tarantino's WWII film in all of its glory. Inglourious Basterds does not have a theatrical release date set yet, but we can expect to see it in sometime in the later half of 2009.