German star Til Schweiger has nabbed a role in Quentin Tarantino's WWII-set Inglorious Bastards.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schweiger joins recently announced Diane Kruger who has been cast as Bridget Von Hammersmark, the role that had been pegged for Nastassja Kinski.

Inglorious Bastards revolves around a French girl's revenge on the Nazis and also follows a band of American Nazi killers. Both story lines eventually converge.

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Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi killer team, headed by Brad Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine.

Others in the cast include Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth and Mike Myers.

The Weinstein Co./Universal co-production starts shooting Oct. 13 in Germany, with the plan to debut at the Festival de Cannes in May.

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