A German army officer, Stauffenberg aided and abetted the nazi war machine as it rolled across Europe and North Africa at the start of WWII. Later, as the war got bogged down for Germany and he got injured, his conscience is said to have intervened and he joined one of the plots to assassinate the nazi leader. It failed, and Hitler survived with injuries, in the end retreating into a hole like Saddam Hussein did 60 years later in Iraq.
With Tom Cruise headlining the Valkyrie 2009 Movie, if it fails to hit $250 million in US box office receipts, it will be considered to under perform expectations, leading to speculation about Tom as a headliner.
Movie Release: February 13, 2009
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh,Bill Nighy,Terence Stamp
From United Artists, owned in part by Tom Cruise
Directed By: Bryan Singer
Producer: Gilbert Adler