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Quentin Tarantino looking to have Bruce Willis in small part of his final movie

Rhiannon Ingle

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Quentin Tarantino looking to have Bruce Willis in small part of his final movie

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Quentin Tarantino is rumored to be looking to have Bruce Willis star in a small part of what's believed to be his final movie.

The 67-year-old Die Hard star was first diagnosed with aphasia back in March of this year, following which his family announced his immediate retirement from acting due to the health issues.

Aphasia is an illness caused by damage to the brain which results in impaired cognitive functions. This can lead those with the medical condition to develop problems with their speech, writing, reading and understanding language.

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Quentin Tarantino is rumoured to be trying to cast Bruce Willis in The Movie Critic. Credit: Mondadori Portfolio / Getty Images
Quentin Tarantino is rumoured to be trying to cast Bruce Willis in The Movie Critic. Credit: Mondadori Portfolio / Getty Images

However, Tarantino is now reportedly looking to cast Willis in his last-ever movie appearance.

According to The Daily Express, the award-winning director - who is currently working on his next flick The Movie Critic - wants to enlist Willis for a small role in it.

And this wouldn't be the first time the pair worked together as they also joined forced for the iconic Pulp Fiction back in the 1990s.

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Now some three decades later, it appears that Tarantino wants to pay one final tribute to Willis.

"Quentin hasn’t approached Bruce’s family yet – and will completely bow to their wishes if they say he’s too sick," said the production source, according to the news outlet.

"If that’s the case, he aims to try to work a brief clip from one of Bruce’s many previous movies into the film."

The source added: "His final few films all went straight to video or streaming because of his condition.

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"Quentin wants to pay tribute to him with a quick glimpse for his legion of fans back on the big screen where he belongs."

The upcoming film in question will be set in the late 1970s in Southern California.

Tarantino reportedly 'hasn't approached' Willis' family yet. Credit: Pacific Press / Getty Image
Tarantino reportedly 'hasn't approached' Willis' family yet. Credit: Pacific Press / Getty Image

The director told Deadline that the upcoming project started to go into 'pre-pre-production' this June and is 'based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag'.

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Inspired by his own personal experience as a teen working loading adult magazines into a vending machine, Tarantino recalled: "All the other stuff was too skanky to read but then there was this porno rag that had a really interesting movie page.

"He wrote about mainstream movies and he was the second-string critic. I think he was a very good critic. He was as cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic. Think about Travis’ diary entries."

Tarantino added: "But the porno rag critic was very, very funny. He was very rude, you know. He cursed. He used racial slurs. But his s*** was really funny.

"He was as rude as hell. He wrote like he was 55 but he was only in his early to mid-30s. He died in his late 30s.

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"It wasn’t clear for a while but now I’ve done some more research and I think it was it was complications due to alcoholism."

UNILAD has reached out to both Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Willis' representatives for comment.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis

Rhiannon Ingle
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