Exclusive: Madsen lets slip Inglorious Bastards casting
Always one of the nicest men to run into, we caught up with Michael Madsen this evening at the premiere of Sin City in London (full report soon) and he gave us a bit of a status update on his next Tarantino collaboration, Inglorious Bastards.
Back in March we exclusively broke the news that the film would be in two parts, thanks to Michael, and now he's read the script he was able to tell us a little more about the project.
"Quentin's written it now," he told FilmFocus, "but we've not started shooting yet. I've read it and you know the Dirty Dozen? It's a bit like that."
But while Madsen was remaining tight-lipped on his role in the film, he did drop a few casting hints. Adam Sandler and Bo Svenson have been attached to the film at various points, and while Svenson wasn't on the list Madsen gave us, a couple of other interesting names are. "It's going to be myself and Tim Roth," Madsen told us most assuredly, "Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy are in it too."
Roth has, of course, worked with Tarantino before on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but Sandler and Murphy will both be new additions to Tarantino acting circle and, as with all things Quentin, they seem to be inspired choices.
So there you have it - we've heard all manner of names attached to the project, or projects if you think of it in its two-volume entirety, which Madsen told us is definitely going before the cameras later in the year. That is, provided dear ol' Quentin doesn't get distracted in the mean time.
Talking to us back in March, Madsen said of working with Tarantino, "when you work with the guy, you come off the set at the end of the day and you know you're going to come out with something worthwhile and something worth looking at. You know you're not going to have some piece of shit that you're not going to be able to live with."