Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard join cast of Valkyrie

Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie continues to fill it’s cast.

Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard and Tom Wilkinson have all joined Kenneth Branagh and Tom Cruise in the WW II thriller.

Valkyrie is based on actual events, as a handful of German generals plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII.

Tom Wilkinson was nominated for an Oscar for his leading performance in 2001’s In the Bedroom, as well as being nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for the television movie Normal. He has appeared in over 40 films including The Full Monty, Batman Begins and The Patriot.

While Bill Nighy has been acting for over 30 years, it has only really been in the last several years that he has become known to the general public with Love Actually (He was fantastic as aging rocker Bill Mack), the Underworld series, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films (Davey Jones) and recently in Hot Fuzz.

Eddie Izzard is best known for his stand-up (He won two Emmys for his Stand-up concert film Dressed to Kill), but has been acting for around 10 years. He has appeared in Oceans Twelve (and will be in Ocean’s Thirteen), Shadow of the Vampire and Mystery Men. He is currently starring in the FX series The Riches.

Valkyrie reunites director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men) with writer Chris McQuarrie. They previous worked together on the classic The Usual Suspects.

Valkyrie will be released by Untied Artists, and will be the first film from them since Tom Cruise took the helm.

Production in expected to start mid July.