The production of Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie” is now underway in Berlin Germany. Starring Tom Cruise, “Valkyrie,” is a thriller based on the true story of a plot by German officers to assassinate Hitler in 1944. Cruise will be playing Col. Claus von Stauffenberg.
Now your trying to tell me that there really was a man named Col. Claus von Stauffenberg and he really did wear an eye patch and try to kill Hitler? I’m already finding it hard to suspend disbelief.
“‘Valkyrie’ tells a story that is not only exciting but also important,” said Singer. “It’s something that Chris McQuarrie (Usual Suspects) and I have wanted to do for some time. I can’t imagine shooting it anywhere else but on location in Germany, and I’m thrilled that we were able to get Tom Cruise to play Col. Stauffenberg.”
Yes, it is quite amazing that you were able to get Tom Cruise, considering Cruise now co-owns the production company (UA) that is producing the film. Quite the lucky hand indeed.