Monday, October 1, 2007

Valkyrie: 7 German resistants fighting against Hitler

A picture of Tom Cruise and of his conspirators has been released:
Valkyrie - Tom Cruise and his conspirators.
Starting from left: Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, Tom Cruise, Terence Stamp, David Schofield and Kenneth Brannagh, who will appear in the film Valkyrie

Those actors are interpreting the roles of real German resistants who tried -in a failed attempt- to overthrow the evil Hitler at the end of World War II:
The original German resistants who tried to kill Hitler.
1. Carl Goerdeler (played by Kevin McNally)
2. Albrecht Riter Merz von Quirnheim (Christian Berkel, a German actor)
3. General Friedrich Olbricht (Bill Nighy)
4. Count Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise)
5. General Ludwig Beck (Terence Stamp)
6. Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben (David Schofield)
7. Henning von Tresckow (Kenneth Brannagh)

If you want to learn more about the original plotters I advise you to have a look at this article from the Daily News: here.