Production on Quentin Tarantino's controversy-baiting WWII epic Inglourious Basterds began in Germany last week, and two important pieces of information have already emerged.
One, Brad Pitt, seen here in character for the Nazi-hunting film, is irritatingly incapable of taking a bad photo. And two, Tarantino apparently doesn't care for spell check. (Maybe he's looking for a way to distinguish his film from 1978's Inglorious Bastards...or not, considering that the misspelling apes his widely leaked script.)
Add to these insights the recent revelation that Dancing With the Stars' wacky, elimination-proof octogenarian Cloris Leachman has joined the cast, and you have the makings of one of the more intriguing big-screen offerings in years.
Basterds is due out in 2009.