Oh no, terrible news. It happened or looks like it's happening. Eli Roth is in talks to play the part of Sgt. Donny Donowitz, aka "The Bear Jew" in Quentin Taratino's WWII epic "Inglorious Bastards."
It's terrible news two-fold. One we knew about this, or at least the fact that QT was hoping to cast Roth and eluded to it in an earlier post and of course we held our tongues. Secondly, Roth can't act and has only ever had a few small roles (a small part in Taratino's half of "Grinhouse") and the Donowitz character does need some acting skills, not a lot, but why would you entrust someone who's not a regular actor?
Cause Tarantino likes casting his friends ugh. Fuck it, might as well spill what else we have. Apparently QT wants to cast actor Michael Bacall as one of the Basterd soliders as well. Bacall also had a small part acting alongside Roth in Tarantino's "Death Proof," and is also a writer who's penning "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
The BEST line of the Variety story:
"Tarantino had planned to meet with Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of SS Col. Hans Landa, only to decide that the role should be played by a German actor."Yes, we love it! Tarantino is expected to formalize the rest of the cast shortly. Look for announcements soon, including Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine.