Making her American television series debut, Inglourious Basterds female lead Diane Kruger will be co-starring a drama pilot for FX entitled The Bridge.
Directed by Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala), The Bridge is adapted from a Scandinavian series called Bron/Broen and concerns two detectives from the United States and Mexico who have to work together to track down a brutal serial killer operating on both sides of the American/Mexican border.
Kruger will portray El Paso Police homicide detective Sonya North, described as a dogged cop without much tact and warmth. What she lacks in empathy she makes up for in honesty, as she is shockingly candid and calls things like she sees them, which can be refreshing and humorous, if not a bit off-putting to her colleagues.
Beginning production this fall in El Paso and Los Angeles, The Bridge is being adapted for US audiences by Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-O) who will also serve as executive producers.
Born in Germany, Kruger got her big break on the big screen when she landed the coveted role of Helen in 2004's Troy, starring Brad Pitt. Since then, she has starred in the National Treasure franchise with Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, and most recently played Marie Antoinette in Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen.
Will you be crossing The Bridge with her?