The Daily Mail has published a new photo of the main conspirators in the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming release, Valkyrie. The film tells the story of a conspiracy by fellow Germans to kill Hitler and end World War II. I won’t tell you how it ends, but…let’s just say Hitler ends up shooting himself in his bunker in Berlin in 1945…oops…did I tell too much?
Valkyrie is set for release by United Artists on June 27, 2008. The actors in the photograph below are, from left to right: Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, Tom Cruise, Terence Stamp, David Schofield and Kenneth Branagh.
You can learn more about each of the characters here. Tom Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led conspiracy to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler’s bunker after learning about the Nazi’s extermination of so many Jews.
You’ve probably heard about the movie in the news because the Germans are all pissed off that Cruise is playing one of their heroes. Apparently, Germany views Scientology as some sort of cult (hey, who doesn’t really?) and they’re all bent out of shape about a vocal Scientologist portraying someone who wanted to kill Hitler and end WWII. I really don’t know what they’re so mad about. If hate can’t unite us then what can? Besides, did you hear the Japanese complaining when Tom made that Samurai movie?
And Cruise looks disturbingly similar to the real Col. Claus von Stauffenberg when you compare their profiles. I mean, it’s really strange.
Oh yeah, we also can’t forget that some of those German extras fell off a truck while filming this movie. Come on guys. We ask you to do one little thing…