Kruger, who comes from near Hildesheim, made her international breakthrough as an actress in 2004 with the film “Troja”. Most recently, she was in front of the camera for the thrillers “Die Agentin” and “The 355”.

Los Angeles (AP) – Diane Kruger (45, “From Nowhere”) will play the leading female role in the thriller “Out of the Blue” directed by American playwright Neil LaBute (58).

With the hashtag #dreamtoworkwithNeil, the German actor wrote on Instagram on Monday that a dream would come true for her to work with the director. In addition, she provided a photo of the script. Alongside Kruger is Ray Nicholson, the 29-year-old son of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard, who recently starred in the thriller “Promising Young Woman”.

The industry newspaper “Variety” described “Out of the Blue” as a story of passion, fraud and a perfect murder. Nicholson plays the young Connor who begins a heated affair with the seductive Marilyn (Kruger). But an abusive husband and a vulnerable stepdaughter stand in the way. Filming is expected to begin shortly in the US state of Rhode Island.

LaBute shot the media satire “Nurse Betty” with Renée Zellweger, the movie “Obsessed” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the crime thriller “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson.