"Inglorious Bastards," which went out to studios just a week ago and already has been reviewed extensively and positively online, is set up at Weinstein Company, but Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein are seeking a co-financing partner to handle offshore territories, according to Variety
The trade paper reports that Tarantino met with new father Pitt in France on Friday about the role of Aldo Raine in the World War II ensemble drama and adds that the writer-director is hoping to meet with DiCaprio about playing Hans Landa. The Pitt news was first reported in Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood blog, a fact the Variety story fails to mention.
Pitt has previously worked with a Tarantino script on Tony Scott's "True Romance." Last seen in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and "Ocean's Thirteen," Pitt has "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Burn After Reading" opening later this year.
Those two Pitt films will go head-to-head with DiCaprio's late-2008 double-bill of "Body of Lies" and "Revolutionary Road." The actor has also completed work on "Shutter Island," his latest collaboration with Martin Scorsese.
Tarantino hopes to shoot "Inglorious Bastards" later this year in Germany.