Brad Pitt has agreed a deal to star in Quentin Tarantino's World War Two drama 'Inglorious Bastards'.

Variety says that Pitt will play a Tennessee hillbilly who puts together a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to fight the Nazis.

Much of the dialogue in the film will be in French and German.

The trade daily says that 'Shaun of the Dead' star Simon Pegg and Nastassja Kinski are in talks about joining the film.

Production on the film begins on 13 October in Germany.