Tom Cruise heads an ensemble cast in “Valkyrie,” a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers’ plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.
Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler’s bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”), Bill Nighy (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”), Tom Wilkinson (“In the Bedroom”), Carice van Houten (“Black Book”), Eddie Izzard (“Ocean’s Thirteen”), Christian Berkel (“Black Book”), Thomas Kretschmann (“King Kong”), and Terrence Stamp (“Billy Budd,” “Superman,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”).
The film is produced by Singer, McQuarrie, and Gilbert Adler (“Superman Returns,” “Constantine”), with Chris Lee (“Superman Returns”) as executive producer. With director Singer behind the camera is a talented production team that includes director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel (“Superman Returns,” “X2”), costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Munich,” “War of the Worlds”), and editor John Ottman (“ Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Superman Returns”).