Hey folks, Harry here... VALKYRIE - the next Bryan Singer project should be amazing. First off - Christpher McQuarrie's script about German Generals and their plot to knock off the Fuhrer is electrifying. So far, we've known about Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh. We heard that BLACK BOOK's Carice Van Houten was involved, that was confirmed by Variety today. Then they went on to announce the involvement of Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard. Holy shit that's a great cast. Can't wait to see who is playing who. Singer, paired with McQuarrie on this material is fantastic. Now, if only someone will let McQuarrie direct again, I've been dying to see him do his western. I loved his WAY OF THE GUN, how about you?
Hey folks - Harry here - in the original Variety story, they didn't run who was playing, but I got an email from Michael Fleming (reporter / scooper of the gods at Variety) who provided the whole breakdown, which apparently Variety didn't have room for when he called in his story. Here it is, straight from Fleming:
Tom Cruise is playing German general Claus Von Stauffenberg, Kenneth Branagh is playing Col. Henning Von Tresckow, Tom Wilkinson is set to play Gen. Friedrich Fromm, Bill Nighy is set to play Genl. Friedrich Olbricht. Carice Van Houten plays Cruise's character's wife, Nina Von Stauffenberg, and Eddie Izzard ("The Riches") plays General Erich Fellgiebel.