Inside Tarantino's production folder, far more exciting than Pitt's name on the dotted line is the pencil note that reads 'Simon Pegg'.
Far more exciting for cinemagoers of taste with a fondness for all things British, that is.
Pegg is currently in talks to play a British lieutenant in Inglorious Bastards, which Tarantino is hoping to squeeze out in time for Cannes last year.
Pegg has been dipping his toe in the wider waters of Hollywood for some time now; Mission Impossible III saw him hold his own in a role that was sadly limited, and Big Nothing wasn't half bad at all, right down to his accent. Having turned down a part in Watchmen because of the pressure of being
Rorscharch, he's stepped up to the plate to play Scotty in JJ Abrams' Star Trek. This could be the role that cements his status as a fine actor on a worldwide scale.
As for the Bastards as a whole, all signs point to Good Gracious. Festival season timing, canny mix of big names and cult stars and a script from way back when Death Proof was a distant headlight down the road. Yes please! Looks like someone's kicked off his Ego shoes and rolled his sleeves up...