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Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' releasing Aug. 21

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The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures have set Aug. 21, 2009 as the domestic release date for the Quentin Tarantino-directed WWII drama Inglourious Basterds, Variety reports. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, BJ Novak, and Eli Roth. The story — the title comes from a 1978 Italian film directed by Enzo G. Castellari — centers on a band of Jewish American soldiers dropped intoGerman-occupied France on a mission to kill as many Nazis asthey can. The project is Tarantino’s first attempt at a period piece as well as his inaugural journey into the studio system as a director.

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