Hollywood star Tom Cruise has confirmed he is to star in a film about an attempted assassination plot on former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The War of the Worlds star was offered the part by director Bryan Singer, who was keen to cast Cruise in the as-yet-untitled movie's lead role. Cruise acquired the rights to the film with United Artists studios, which he owns a stake in, last week (ends16MAR07). Production is expected to start later this year (07).