05/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brad Pitt Bringing "Basterds" To Cannes

Brad Pitt is going to Cannes - and means to win.

The star's WWII action film, the intentionally misspelled Inglourious Bastards, has been invited to this year's May 13-24 Cannes Film Festival, and the film's director, Quentin Tarantino, has not only accepted the call, Variety reports, he's agreed to allow the picture into competition.

The trade paper further reports that Tarantino has promised the Weinstein Company and Universal that his Dirty Dozen-style adventure about Jewish-American commandos battling Nazis will be ready in May. The movie is scheduled to open to the public Aug. 21.

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