We're calling this one Pirates of the Caribbean: The Germans Are Coming! No, Tom Cruise is not replacing Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow; this is a pic of the actor -- as German officer Col. Claus von Stauffenberg -- from Bryan Singer's upcoming drama Valkyrie. RopesofSilicon bring us this first look, and they also have up a fairly interesting comparison shot of the real Stauffenberg and Cruise. To say these guys looked similar would be an understatement -- is there something about Tommy boy we don't know? In the film -- which is based on real-life events, Cruise plays a German officer who led the daring July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. This is a weird role for Cruise, and I'm curious to see if he throws on one of them English-German accents for the film. Also starring Patrick Wilson, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard and the very beautiful (as well as potential future Bond girl) Carice van Houten, Valkyrie is currently scoping out August 8, 2008 as a possible release date. So whaddya think -- would you bring this guy home to mom?
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