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

HistoryNet, in partnership with, 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.