Childcare specialist Brad Pitt may have a role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. Hollywood Reporter just brought the news that Tarantino will be re-teaming with the Weinsteins to shoot his Dirty Dozen-inspired WWII tale, and though no cast is yet locked, Pitt's name has reportedly "surfaced." That's Hollywood trade talk for, "No one will read this boring article about financing unless we add something juicy. Is Brad Pitt still popular? Put his name in there, but only incredibly vaguely hint that he's in the cast so that we can later deny everything."
Meanwhile, I hear Clooney's name is also "loitering in the proximity" of the casting sheet, and that Matt Damon's name "drifted past in a fine vapor," while Shia LaBeouf's name was "heard as ghostly echo with no discernible source."
Quentin Tarantino preps 'Bastards' [Hollywood Reporter]