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Diane Kruger and Til Schweiger Join the Cast of 'Inglorious Bastards'

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Sep 02, 2008 | 6:41am EDT

Quentin Tarantino has added Diane Kruger and Til Schweiger to the ever-expanding cast of his Inglorious Bastards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kruger will step into a role that Nastassja Kinski had been circling, but a deal wasn't reached.

Bastards is centered around a French girl's revenge on the Nazis and also follows a band of American Nazi killers. The story lines eventually converge. Kruger, who is German-born but who has made her career home in France as well as working in US fare like the National Treasure films, will play a glamorous German actress who helps the Nazi hunters infiltrate a movie premiere.

She will act in German and English in the film, notes the Reporter. Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi killer team which is led by Brad Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine. Others in the cast include Christoph Waltz, Daniel BruhlEli Roth and Mike Myers.

Shooting starts October 13 in Germany, with the plan to debut in Cannes in May.

Schweiger has appeared in such studio movies as King Arthur and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Kruger will soon be seen in Jaco van Dormael’s Mr. Nobody with Sarah Polley and Jared Leto and Run for Her Life with Dermot Mulroney.

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