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Gotham bash for ‘Basterds’

“Are you ready to see some bastards?” Quentin Tarantino asked the Gotham aud at Monday’s preem of “Inglourious Basterds.” “I can’t hear you!,” he shouted in response to the crowd’s dignified cheering. “I said are you ready to see some bastards fuck up some Nazis?” Satisfied with the more enthusiastic response, the helmer finally took his seat.

During the Cinema Society’s Hugo Boss-sponsored after-party at the Standard Hotel, producer Lawrence Bender said the film’s casting process hit a snag that almost killed the movie.

“Quentin was worried that he’d written a role that couldn’t be cast,” Bender explained. “Not only does he have to be a great actor, he has to be a linguistic genius.”

Said genius is Col. Hans Landa, the pic’s villain, and Bender said his director was ready to shut down production if he couldn’t find somebody to play the part.

“I told Quentin, ‘Look, we’ll work on this one character for the next week.’ I told him that at maybe 7 a.m., and later that morning, we saw Christoph Waltz. Halfway through his audition, we looked at each other and went, ‘This is the guy.’ ”

Source: Variety

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Gotham bash for ‘Basterds’

“Are you ready to see some bastards?” Quentin Tarantino asked the Gotham aud at Monday’s preem of “Inglourious Basterds.” “I can’t hear you!,” he shouted in response to the crowd’s dignified cheering. “I said are you ready to see some bastards fuck up some Nazis?” Satisfied with the more enthusiastic response, the helmer finally took his seat.

During the Cinema Society’s Hugo Boss-sponsored after-party at the Standard Hotel, producer Lawrence Bender said the film’s casting process hit a snag that almost killed the movie.

“Quentin was worried that he’d written a role that couldn’t be cast,” Bender explained. “Not only does he have to be a great actor, he has to be a linguistic genius.”

Said genius is Col. Hans Landa, the pic’s villain, and Bender said his director was ready to shut down production if he couldn’t find somebody to play the part.

“I told Quentin, ‘Look, we’ll work on this one character for the next week.’ I told him that at maybe 7 a.m., and later that morning, we saw Christoph Waltz. Halfway through his audition, we looked at each other and went, ‘This is the guy.’ ”

Source: Variety

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Front Page, Industry News

Gotham bash for ‘Basterds’

“Are you ready to see some bastards?” Quentin Tarantino asked the Gotham aud at Monday’s preem of “Inglourious Basterds.” “I can’t hear you!,” he shouted in response to the crowd’s dignified cheering. “I said are you ready to see some bastards fuck up some Nazis?” Satisfied with the more enthusiastic response, the helmer finally took his seat.

During the Cinema Society’s Hugo Boss-sponsored after-party at the Standard Hotel, producer Lawrence Bender said the film’s casting process hit a snag that almost killed the movie.

“Quentin was worried that he’d written a role that couldn’t be cast,” Bender explained. “Not only does he have to be a great actor, he has to be a linguistic genius.”

Said genius is Col. Hans Landa, the pic’s villain, and Bender said his director was ready to shut down production if he couldn’t find somebody to play the part.

“I told Quentin, ‘Look, we’ll work on this one character for the next week.’ I told him that at maybe 7 a.m., and later that morning, we saw Christoph Waltz. Halfway through his audition, we looked at each other and went, ‘This is the guy.’ ”

Source: Variety

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