Joining a cast that already includes Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak and is close to deals with Simon Pegg, Nastassja Kinski, and David Krumholtz, Mike Myers has signed on for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards.
Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders. [Variety]
Reached for comment, Tarantino said of his choice, "Yeah, because like, in Austin Powers, he played Fat Bastard, right? Who was like this big fat fucking Scottish scary monster motherfucker, right? Who was so fat he wanted to eat a fuckin midget. I mean this cat was so. fuckin. fat, that he couldn’t even eat like, regular fuckin’ people food anymore, right? Big Macs, Double doubles, quarter pounders with cheese, fuckin Whoppers, McChickens, the Arch Deluxe, Arby’s roast beef and cheddar, stuffed crust pizza, Santa Fe Gorditas, the fuckin McRib that they can’t figure out whether to keep – it’s in, it’s out, it’s in, it’s out, I mean what the fuck? But none, and I mean none, of that shit can fill this dude up. I mean we’re talkin morning, noon and night it’s just food food food food food food food food food food food food, and it’s to the point where he wants to eat, like, an actual person, right? And not even the regular way with like a fuckin knife and fork, this motherfucker just wants to open his jaws like a fuckin snake and drop the midget right into his massive. fuckin. gullet. I mean if fatness were cool this cat would be Elvis. If fatness were cone-shaped tittles this motherfucker would be Madonna. And not like, fuckin Kaballah Madonna where she’s rappin about fuckin pilates and and yoga and teaching third world kids how to use iPods and shit, we’re talking fuckin blonde. ambition. era Madonna here, between the Lucky Stars and Erotica tours…"