Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh will topline â€œValkyrieâ€, a thriller that is set in the heart of Adolf Hitlerâ€™s Third Reich at the height of World War II. Cruise and Branagh will play two German SS officers that are leading a plot to assassinate Hitler to try and stop the war before it destroys millions more lives. The movie, which is the second to be produced under Cruiseâ€™s newly reformed United Artists company, will filming this summer under the direction of Bryan Singer (â€œX-Menâ€, â€œX-Men 2â€). Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of â€œThe Usual Suspectsâ€ (another movie that was directed by Singer) and Nathan Alexander wrote the script for â€œValkyrieâ€. The idea for the movie was taken from a real plot hatched by German officers to kill Hitler during WWII.
Cruise is starring in and producing â€œLions For Lambsâ€, Robert Redfordâ€™s new movie also from United Artists. â€œLions For Lambsâ€ is set for release this November.