As previously reported, Tom Cruise’s WWII thriller is released this month. Based on a true story Valkyrie tells the incredible true story of a group of senior German officers plotting to bring an end to the war.
Cruise plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, 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.
In this video featurette Director Bryan Singer, lead actor Tom Cruise and cast members Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy discuss how they have worked together to bring this incredible story to the big screen.
‘Valkyrie’ will be released Nationwide by 20th Century Fox on Friday 23rd January 2009