Quentin Tarantino & Brad Pitt will be competing in Cannes

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brangelina will be saying “bonjour” to the South of France for the third year in a row. Quentin Tarantino’s WWII film Inglourious Basterds has been accepted at the Cannes Film Festival, and the film will be appearing in competition for the Palm d’Or (like, Best Picture of the festival). Brad Pitt is expected to show up to shill the film, most likely with Angelina there to hold his hand. People has more:

Brad Pitt is going to Cannes – and means to win.

The star’s WWII action film, the intentionally misspelled Inglourious Basterds [sic], has been invited to this year’s May 13-24 Cannes Film Festival, and the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, has not only accepted the call, Variety reports, he’s agreed to allow the picture into competition.

The trade paper further reports that Tarantino has promised the Weinstein Company and Universal that his Dirty Dozen-style adventure about Jewish-American commandos battling Nazis will be ready in May. The movie is scheduled to open to the public Aug. 21.

A Cannes premiere – and possible prize – helps launch word of mouth. Basterds will mark Tarantino’s fifth time out in Cannes – but only his second time at vying for the fest’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. His Pulp Fiction took that one in 1994.

In recent years, Pitt has become a regular at the world’s largest film festival. After turns for Troy and Ocean’s 13, he appeared on last year’s red carpet alongside partner Angelina Jolie who was there in support of her movies Changeling and Kung Fu Panda.

From People Magazine

Actually, People had the title spelled “Bastards” but I still think Tarantino is going with “Basterds”. The film already has an American release date – in August of this year. They seem to want to make the film into a late summer blockbuster. It might work… both Pitt and Tarantino have devoted followings and the film’s supposed to be really, really violent. Perfect for teenage boys… and their mothers?

Brad and Angelina are shown at Cannes last year, 5/15 and 5/19/08, when she was pregnant with the twins. Credit: PRPhotos

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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  1. Chicoulino says:

    So I guess Brad will finally shave the moustache!He looks good with a goatee.Angelina is stunning with the green dress.Very good choice for her situation then.

  2. ash says:

    She was the most stunning while she was pregnant. Look at that glow.

  3. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Remember when Cannes used to be about the smaller talented independent films and not everyone’s underfunded vanity project ?

  4. Jen says:

    That green dress was fabulous.

  5. Sauronsarmy says:

    Hieronymus Grex: Sundance was the same way. Shame whats happened to it.

  6. Kevin says:

    I had vowed that Brad would never see another penny from my pocket since his emasculation, but teamed with Quentin I will definitely be checking it out. By the way, I woulda spelled it Basturds,,,but then,,,that’s just me.

  7. teri says:

    I love Brad he’s a wonderful actor and has grown so much in the last several years. I would never expect someone to stay in a marriage that isn’t happy for my own selfish reasons.

  8. truth-SF says:

    Christ, her face looks so oily in the first shot, but she looks damn good pregnant. She always has that glow about her when she is.

  9. debra says:

    I agree, she has such a beautiful glow when she is pregnant. I just thought it was when she was expecting Shiloh, but damn it happened again with the twins. I think a lot of women get that when they are really happy.

    I can’t wait to see Brad in IB.. I love the choices he has and is making regarding his films. His last 4 movies have been awesome.. Babel, AOJJ, BAR and CCOBB. He is doing some great work. I am a fan and am glad his career is on the rise. Angie and he will own that Red carpet. They always look fab. Just a month or so until Cannes.

  10. Enonymous says:

    Pitt + Tarantino = Sh*t actor and director = Sh*t movie. Enough said.

  11. Ursula says:

    I doubt anything, and I mean anything can ever get me to watch a movie with Pitt or Angelina.

  12. Wanted says:

    Dont worry idiots they dont need u morons to watch their movie. They are doing tremendously well with out u losers