Samuel Jackson Joins Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Too?!

October 31, 2008
Source: The Playlist

Samuel Jackson

This is some very odd news! The Playlist chimed in yesterday with a very interesting exclusive casting report surrounding Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, which I thought had already finalized its full cast and is currently shooting. They report that Maggie Cheung and Samuel Jackson both joined the film in very minimal roles. Apparently Cheung will play the role of Madame Mimieux, the French matron of the Cinematheque that takes in the protagonist when she's being sought by the Nazis, while Jackson will voice the narration in the film, which is only used sparingly to add some context and background.

Considering Jackson has shown up in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and even Kill Bill: Vol. 2, this wouldn't be too crazy to hear his voice in Basterds. I haven't read the script, but I guess I'm just confused why some guy totally unrelated to the story is providing narration. But I won't question it too much, because I'm sure it'll fit in fine in the end. Cheung also seems like a very interesting casting choice, but I'll step back and let Tarantino do his thing. We've already seen a few photos from Inglourious Basterds, so all that's left is to let it shoot for the next few months so we can start to see some finished footage!

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  • Marcus
    Not suprising. Remember his part in Kill Bill? He was the piano player at the funeral with about one line, so I guess he could ave a very minimal part in this too. Which is good, I dont really want Sam Jackson to have to much overexposure.
  • lofi
    Maggie Cheung will be in the cast? Bravo!
  • BahHumbug
    Sam Jackson not having overexposure? Like that'll happen. But I like SLJ, so this sounds pretty cool.
  • icke
    ENOUGH FROM THE CLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • jman571
    When is the current estimated date of release for this movie? I know they've only just begun to film it, but I can't wait. I'm so freaking excited about this film.
  • MovieBuff84
    Why the hell can't he play Lt. Aldo (Brad Pitt's part)? He would be such a badass ordering white boys around and kickin' some Nazi ass. I can see it now. He bust the door down of Nazi headquarters with a big ass 30 cal. and screams: "GUTEN TAG, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!" Then just starts mowing them all down. God, I'm gettin' a chubby just thinkin' about it.
  • zach
    ROFL at 6




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