Brad Pitt’s Inglourious Basterds to Compete in Cannes

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Brad Pitt’s movie has set him up for a Cannes recognition and this time, he means to win.

Pitt’s WWII action film, which Quentin Tarantino intentionally misspelled “Inglourious Basterds” is going to the Cannes Film Festival this May 13 to 24. According to Variety, Tarantino has willingfully agreed to allow his film into the competition.

Tarantino has promised Universal and the Weinstein Company and Universal that “his Dirty Dozen-style adventure about Jewish-American commandos battling Nazis” will be ready in May for its theater release on August 21.

“Basterds” will be Tarantino’s fifth film to be included in Cannes, but it is only his second time to compete for the festival’s top prize – the Palme d’Or. In 1994, Quentin won this award for  his “Pulp Fiction” cult classic. The Cannes premiere and possibly a prize, can help the film through word of mouth.

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