Mike Myers’ Career About To Get Tarantinoed with Inglorious Bastards?

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?

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  • Phil

    Could be cool, I thought he was good in 54

    Whatever happened to that movie idea where he was supposed to play the drummer from the Who?

  • RIck Iaeger

    AWESOME

  • swarez

    It was cool until I saw that he was going to play a brit. *sigh*
    Is it such a good idea to have an actor who became a super star after playing an over the top Englishman in three movies to play another englishman but in a dramatic role. I think people will be hard pressed to take that seriously.

  • http://rowthree.com Andrew James

    Yup, you’re right. Love the movie or hate it (I kind of like it), Myers was pretty damn good in 54. He should do more of this and skip the crap he’s done for the last 8 years.

  • Matt

    This movie is looking better and better. He did a pretty good job as a coked up club owner in 54. I didn’t have any complaints. Jack Black did an ok job in King Kong. And Woody Harleson was great as Larry Flint after being mostly a comic relief before that. I’m excited about this movie. But it could very well happen that he ends up having a Katie Holmes-esque effect on this movie. Time will tell.

  • Mike

    It’s interesting to say the least. I wish they’d do a Keith Moon movie already. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

  • http://www.jonwritesforthescreen.com Jon Rocks

    Myers is a shit. His creativity seems to have dried up, and all he is left with is hacky scottish and english accents. He needs someone to let him know that accents do not equal big laughs.

  • http://www.ryanmarlow.net Ryan M.

    I’m very excited! The cast and setting is a bold new direction that Tarantino needs to take.

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