Brad Pitt can now be called a bastard with pride. According to Variety, Pitt has officially signed on to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Inglorious Bastards.

Pitt will play a backwoods Tennessee soldier who forms a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers. Tarantino has already cast filmmaker Eli Roth for one of the roles, and it is said that casting will be complete in a matter of weeks.

Also, Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and Natasha Kinski are in negotiations to join the cast as well. Pegg would play a British lieutenant, Krumholtz will play a soldier under Pitt's character and Kinski would play a German movie star. It was also said that Tarantino mainstay Tim Roth was said to be up for a role, but there were scheduling conflicts with his new television series, Lie to Me.

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The film will commence production on October 13 in Germany and Tarantino is aiming to finish the film in time for next year's Cannes Film Festival.

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