Diane Kruger Recruited To Play 'Helen Of Troy'

German-born, Paris-based actress Diane Kruger has been tapped to play Helen of Troy in Warner Bros. Pictures Pictures' Troy, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The project, to be directed by Wolfgang Petersen, is a sweeping epic based on Homer's 'Illiad', will be filmed in England, Malta and Los Cabos, Mexico. Principal photography is scheduled to begin April 22 in England.

Written by David Benioff, 'Troy' stars Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julie Christie, Peter O'Toole and Garrett Hedlund.

"Diane is not only a stunning beauty but a gifted actress with tremendous emotional depth and presence," Petersen said. "The role of Helen is charged with the grandeur of history and legend. I am confident that Diane has the charisma and artistry that this compelling character demands."

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