Pitt To Bring "Basterds" To Cannes

American actress Angelina Jolie and American actor Brad Pitt arrive for the premiere of the film "Changeling" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

"Pulp Fiction" director Quentin Tarantino will debut his latest film, a Nazi-era movie starring Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger, at the Cannes Film Festival next month, the Insider is reporting.

The full lineup for the 10-day festival, which begins May 13, will not be announced until April 23. The Pixar animated film "Up" will open the film festival, it was announced last month.

Written and directed by Tarantino, "Inglorious Basterds" follows a band of Jewish-American soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. In addition to Pitt and Kruger, it stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Myers and Cloris Leachman. It is not scheduled for theatrical release until August.

Photos: Brangelina at Cannes
Tarantino won the Palme D'Or at Cannes for the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction." His movies "Reservoir Dogs" and "Death Proof" also competed at Cannes, and the director served as president of the festival jury in 2004.

Pitt, nominated for an Oscar this year for his role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," is no newcomer to Cannes. He has promoted his movies "Troy," "Ocean's Thirteen" and "Burn After Reading" there and last year, accompanied partner Angelina Jolie who was promoting her films "Kung-Fu Panda" and "Changeling."

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