Kruger summoned to "Troy"

Warner Bros. Productions Ltd. and Latina Pictures Ltd have announced that Diane Kruger has won the role of Helen in "Troy", to be directed by Wolfgang Peterson. Troy, a sweeping epic based on the classic Greek tale "The Iliad" by Homer, will be filmed in England; Malta; and Los Cabos, Mexico, with principal photography scheduled to begin April 22 in England. "Diane is not only a stunning beauty but a gifted actress with tremendous emotional depth and presence," said Petersen. "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. "The addition of Diane to this production completes our major casting. We are all very pleased to welcome her to our cast as we begin the exciting challenge of filming this movie in the weeks ahead."