Quentin Tarantino is known for his quirky and unexpected casting decisions, which often find him bringing a forgotten star back into the spotlight to prove that they’re still relevant. John Travolta in Pulp Fiction and Pam Grier in Jackie Brown are two prime examples; on the other hand, it was thought the same would happen with Kurt Russell in Death Proof, but he’s only been in Kate Hudson’s movie Cutlass since then. At any rate, the cast for QT’s WWII flick Inglorious Bastards is finally coming together, and it’s another eclectic one, starring everyone from Brad Pitt and Simon Pegg to The Office star B.J. Novak and director Eli Roth (who was also in Death Proof, incidentally).
Now this week the folks at The Quentin Tarantino Archives have learned that Mike Myers has been cast in the film as well. He will play a British General who “takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders”. Clearly this is just what Mike Myers needed right now in order to help the public forget The Love Guru. It’s interesting to note, however, that his only real non-comedic role to date was in the much criticized 54, where he starred as club owner Steve Rubell.
What do you think folks, is this another brilliant casting decision by Tarantino? Can he save Mike Myers’ career, or will Inglorious Bastards end up being just as badly miscast as Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales?