Jackson joins Basterds

You know it was just a matter of time - Sam Jackson has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. OK well Jackson won't seen on screen alongside Brad Pitt but he'll instead serve as the narrator of the piece where he'll read lines like:

"Needless to say, once the Basterds got heard about him, he never got there."

"For in the other world, the gods only respect the ones they test first. Well Sgt., this is your test. And the gods are watching."

It just wouldn't be a Tarantino film without just a little Sam Jackson in there so I'm glad he's found a place. Also joining the cast is Maggie Cheung who will play Madame Mimieux, the French owner of a cinema where a good deal of action takes place. As The Playlist reports, it is slightly odd that Tarantino cast a Chinese woman to play a French woman but Mimieux speaks fluent French so perhaps it won't be as big a problem as we imagine. BASTERDS is currently shooting for a premiere at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Extra Tidbit: Jackson auditioned for RESERVOIR DOGS but didn't get the part.
Source: The Playlist



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