Kenneth Branagh will star with Tom Cruise in Valkyrie, the Bryan Singer-directed WWII drama that shoots this summer for United Artists, reports Variety.
Branagh will play a German general who mentors Cruise’s character and hatches a plan to assassinate Hitler. Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander wrote the script, based on a true story.
Singer and McQuarrie, who will produce, brought the project to Cruise and Paula Wagner in March; Cruise committed to star shortly thereafter.
The movie begins shooting July 19 in Berlin.