Til Schweiger Is The Maniac Hugo Stiglitz In Tarantino’s BASTARDS??
Published at: Sept. 2, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
German-born Til Shweiger ("Driven," "Lara Croft II") will play either bloodthirsty maniac Hugo Stiglitz, the German-born member of Lt. Aldo Raine's American squad of angry, vengeful Nazi-killing Jews, or Wilhelm Wicki, an Austrian-born American Jew that Raine has taken into the the same squad.
Both are characters in Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards," which starts shooting in Germany next month.
Also aboard the project is Daniel Brühl ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), 30-year-old Spanish-born son of German director Hanno Brühl. Brühl may be playing the wily Gestapo major Dieter Hellstrom, or perhaps Nazi sniper-hero Frederick Zoller, or perhaps the German-speaking member of Raine's crew not played by Schweiger.
The cast so far:
Brad Pitt: Redneck Bastards leader Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine
Christoph Waltz: Col. Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa
Michael Fassbender: British officer Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger: German movie star Bridget Von Hammersmark
Eli Roth: Bat-toting Bastard Sgt. Donnie "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
Mike Myers: British General Ed Fenech
B.J. Novak: Bastard Private Utivich?
Samm Levine: Bastard Private Hirschberg?
?: African-Frenchman Projectionist Marcel
?: Jewish heroine Shoshanna Dreyfus
(The press has had Novak as Utivich, but Levine is a much closer match for Utivich physically, so I'm thinking someone might have gotten some wires crossed.)
Find the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.