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About Valkyrie – Christopher McQuarrie Interview

By History Net staff
11/25/2008 • Adolph Hitler, World War II

Tom Cruise as Claus von Stauffenberg in the movie Valkyrie. United Artists photo.
Tom Cruise as Claus von Stauffenberg in the movie Valkyrie. United Artists photo.

HistoryNet, in partnership with ArmchairGeneral.com, has published an exclusive interview with Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind the United Artists movie Valkyrie, scheduled for release December 26, 2009.

Directed by Brian Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men) and starring Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July, the Mission Impossible series), Valkyrie is a historical thriller based on the July 20, 1944, attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The central character is Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who planted the bomb at Hitler’s meeting with his generals.

 

For more on the real Claus von Stauffenberg – including information gleaned from interviews with his son, telling of the horrors his family faced as a result of his father’s actions – see the January 2009 issue of World War II magazine, on sale December 16.

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