Variety is reporting that Mike Myers, the Love Guru himself, will be joining Tarantino’s WWII ensemble. “Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders,” writes the trade. Um…okay. I guess if anyone can reign in the master mugger it’s Quentin? Right? RIGHT?
I don’t know. Let’s take stock of where we are now for “Inglorious Bastards.” Brad Pitt in the lead? Swell. A movie star and a thoroughly entertaining actor. Eli Roth? Um…okay moving on…Simon Pegg! Great. Can do no wrong. B.J. Novak of “The Office”? Oy. Nastassja Kinski. Sure, why not. “Inglorious” has already been a rollercoaster ride for me and there hasn’t been a frame shot.
What do you think of the casting so far? Does the Myers movie inspire confidence or dread for you?