Branagh to Star in Singer’s Valkyrie


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.