Tom Cruise's 'Valkyrie' Takes Flight
WWII drama will now open in early October
Formerly set to open on June 27, the Bryan Singer-directed "Valkyrie" will now open on Oct. 3, 2008.
The industry trade papers say the push was a product of wanting to give Singer additional time to finish production -- at least one key battle scene has yet to be shot -- and go into post-production.
Formerly "Valkyrie" and Pixar's "Wall-E" had been alone on the June 27 date, but Universal's comic book adaptation "Wanted" moved into the slot last week. The Oct. 3 weekend is more cluttered, but with less star-power. The competition now includes Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla," the sports drama "The Express" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
Based on a real-life plan to assassinate Adolph Hitler (not that that gives away the ending or anything), "Valkyrie" also stars Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp and Carice van Houten.