Brad Pitt Jonesing to Get Basterdly Again

Costar Eli Roth says the entire cast of Quentin Tarantino's hit film is on board for a potential prequel

By Marc Malkin Nov 10, 2009 6:23 PMTags
Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Inglourious BasterdsFrancois Duhamel/ TWC 2009

Directors, beware! If you plan on booking Brad Pitt for a film, you may want to check in with Quentin Tarantino first.

Sounds like an Inglourious Basterds prequel is Pitt's top priority.

"Everybody would drop whatever they're doing to go back to work with Quentin," Pitt's Basterds costar Eli Roth told us at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards presented by in Hollywood. "All the time, Brad says, 'Prequel, prequel!' All the 'basterds' would jump on it in a second."

In fact, this possible prequel is already under way...sorta. Read on for the details.

"We have three scenes that we shot in Boston that take place before the war, and Quentin says if he does the prequel, he's going to use them," Roth said. "They're not going to be DVD extras."

"There's a great scene with me and Cloris Leachman," Roth adds. "I go and get her to sign the bat. It's me and the little old Jewish ladies of the neighborhood."

All that's left is the green light from Tarantino. "He has most of it written, so now it's just a matter of figuring the whole thing out," Roth said. "Quentin's standards are so high that he won't do it unless he feels like he can do it better than the first one."

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira


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