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Samuel L. Jackson Signs On for "Inglourious Basterds"

Posted: October 31st, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Samuel L. Jackson Signs On for "Inglourious Basterds"Submit Comment
Remember that "Family Guy" episode in which Chris says that Samuel L Jackson is in every movie? Well, it's starting to seem that way. Jackson has recently signed on as Sho'nuff in the upcoming "Last Dragon" remake, and now, Playlist is reporting that Jackson has also boarded Quentin Tarantino's WWII film "Inglourious Basterds."

The site says that Jackson, who called Tarantino himself to ask for a role in the movie, will be the narrator and will appear only a few times throughout. Meanwhile, Maggie Cheung (Hero, Clean) has been cast as Madame Mimieux, the French matron of the Cinematheque that takes in the protagonist Shosanna (Melanie Laurent) when she becomes homeless and is being sought by the Nazis.

"Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.

Click here to read more about "Inglourious Basterds."

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coldplayesence writes:
on October 31st, 2008 at 2:39:40 PM

When I saw him in Star Wars, I knew Chris was damn right.
Kal-El writes:
on October 31st, 2008 at 3:10:29 PM

Forget Family Guy. Samuel L. has been working his ass off since Seth McFarlane was jerking off to John Hughes movies. Most actors do two movies a year -- Sam does eight.
Nohands[NL] writes:
on October 31st, 2008 at 7:21:08 PM

great.
manichispanic writes:
on November 1st, 2008 at 10:53:47 AM

hell yeah!
PrevalentMind writes:
on November 3rd, 2008 at 9:00:32 AM

Hail the new Jesus!

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