Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced the new release date for the suspense film, VALKYRIE, from Director Bryan Singer, on Friday, December 26, 2008. VALKYRIE is based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg play by Tom Cruise. This is going to be the second film release by the new United Artist, since Cruise join the company back on 2006. According to Clark Woods, President of MGM Distribution the film has received a good response during the initial test screenings. The film also stars an acclaimed cast including Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel and Terence Stamp.
A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler’s own emergency plan – known as Operation Valkyrie – these men plot to assassinate the dictator and over-throw his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.