Christoph Waltz and Diane Kruger Join Inglorious Bastards!

August 29, 2008
Source: Ain't It Cool News

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?

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I have to say this movie seems to be more and more interesting as it furthers in production. But I have to admit I can't seem to quite figure out what this movie is about? From the sparse Wikipedia article I can gather that it's about a bunch of rogue Jewish US Army soldiers, who go out and just kill Nazis?? I'm not sure if that's correct, and there may be more to it, but could someone direct me to more info about this movie's plot, like maybe an early draft of the script? Thanks.

jman571 on Aug 29, 2008


The bastards themselves are pretty much secondary characters. The story is really about this Jewish girl. And Kruger isn't Landa's love interest. She's a spy.

Mike G. on Aug 29, 2008


I am happy Kruger got a part, she is a pretty underrated actress.

Ryan on Aug 30, 2008


i wanna see some jews kill nazis!

BRBomber on Aug 31, 2008


Christoph Waltz is an austrian actor! - he is not german (he only speaks german ;)) ! look wikipedia!!!

E40302 on Jun 12, 2009

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