Brad Pitt Wants Scalps in Inglourious Basterds

updated 04/15/2009 AT 12:35 PM EDT

originally published 02/11/2009 AT 02:20 PM EST

Brad Pitt wants Nazi scalps – and lots of them according to the first official trailer of his commanding role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

The upcoming film features Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine as well as (in true Tarantino form) lots of guns and blood-and-guts action.

Shot in Germany, Basterds, which also stars Diane Kruger and appearances by Cloris Leachman, Mike Myers and Samuel L. Jackson, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and be released in theaters Aug. 21.
– Kristin Boehm
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