Brad Pitt plays a Nazi-scalping lieutenant from the Tennessee mountains in 'Inglourious Basterds,' Quentin Tarantino's WWII epic/Nazi revenge fantasy that opens Friday.
"People lose some hair," he told Ann Curry Tuesday on the Today Show. "I lead a renegade group who takes scalps."
Probably not something he and Angelina Jolie will take their kids to see, but Pitt revealed another, less grisly project that will be family friendly.
"I'm doing a voice for an animation film. With Robert Downey Jr., Tina Fey. A superhero who wants out," he said. "He doesn't want to be a superhero anymore."
"Is this autobiographical?" Curry asked.
"It's not," said Pitt. "But that sounded like an angle."
Reports indicate the movie, due to hit theaters in November 2010, is called 'Oobermind' and that Will Ferrell has replaced Downey Jr. as the star.
Pitt said his kids inspired him to take on the role. "It's something they'll enjoy, think dad's cool," he said.WATCH: