Valkyrie: Tom Cruise WWII Drama Will Open in December

August 13, 2008–The WWII drama Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, is back on the 2008 slate. MGM has moved the film to open December 26, 2008, instead of the February 13 date that was previously announced.

The move was made for commercial reasons, after a screening of the film went well. The studio sees it as a holiday picture and award consideration was not a factor. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Sony also shifted its Will Smith movie, Seven Pounds to December 19, a week after its previously announced December 12 bow.