ROLE CALL: The Return of Cool

He’s baaack!

After virtually disappearing from the scene since 1997’s “Jackie Brown,” director Quentin Tarantino, who single-handedly started a genre trend with 1994’s “Pulp Fiction,” will finally return to the helm with his next project “Kill Bill,” The Hollywood Reporter says.

The project, also written by Tarantino, is said to be a revenge film intended as a starring vehicle for actress Uma Thurman, whom he directed to an Oscar-nominated turn in “Pulp Fiction.”

Miramax Films is expected to distribute “Kill Bill.” And according to the Reporter, Tarantino is also developing a WWII drama for the distributor.

‘FIELD’ WORK: Life after “ER” for Juliana Margulies is certainly looking good. The erstwhile actress has signed to join Andy Garcia, Jason Robards and Mick Jagger in the indie flick “The Man From Elysian Fields,” Daily Variety says. The story is about an aspiring novelist (Garcia) who moonlights at an escort service run by the Jagger character. Margulies is slated to play the Garcia character’s wife.

SAY CLEESE: So how about a little “Monty Python” for the muggles? Variety tells us that John Cleese of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” fame will co-star in the film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” as the character Nearly Headless Nick.