Quentin Tarantino has always been partial to left-field casting, so it should come as no surprise to hear that he’s added Mike Myers to the roster of actors appearing in his war film Inglorious Bastards. Myers will play British General Ed Fench, a military genius who assists in the film’s plot to wipe out Nazi leaders. Word is that this will only be a small cameo role.

Sounds like a very wise decision on Myers’ part. Still pulling out some of the barbs spat at him for making The Love Guru, this should remind viewers that he can actually act and isn’t just a recycling plant for jokes from his old movies. Myer’s was impressive in a straight role in Studio 54, so it’ll be interesting to see what Tarantino can do with him.