Carice van Houten Joins Valkyrie

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Dutch actress Carice van Houten, who starred in Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book (AKA “Zwartboek”), has landed a role in director Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, says her manager. It will be her fist American feature and she’ll play the wife of Tom Cruise.

Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Patrick Wilson, Stephen Fry and Tom Wilkinson co-star in the thriller, in which German generals hatch a scheme to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII. It is based on actual events.

Shooting is set to take place in Berlin this July and October. United Artists will distribute in 2008.