Set for release on 23rd January 2009 and starring Tom Cruise, Valkyrie is based on an incredible true story from the horrors of World War II.
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action and assassinate Hitler.
Valkyrie is based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise). A proud military man, von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance.
Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler’s own emergency plan – known as Operation Valkyrie – these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film boasts an acclaimed cast including Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel and Terence Stamp.
‘Valkyrie’ will be released Nationwide by 20th Century Fox on Friday 23rd January 2009