Hostel director Eli Roth will play a baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, which starts production this fall in Europe for the The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures.
Brad Pitt is in talks to play Aldo Raine, leader of a rogue band of Jewish-American soldiers who wreak havoc on the bad guys in Nazi-occupied France.
Roth is in talks to play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz.
Tarantino is expected to formalize his cast shortly. He had planned to meet with Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of SS Col. Hans Landa, only to decide that the role should be played by a German actor.