Diane Kruger joins Special Forces

Hot off her acclaimed turn in Inglorious Basterds , Diane Kruger has signed on to star in Afghanistan-set war drama Special Forces .

The film is now in pre-production and was described as "in the vein of Black Hawk Down " by Olivier Courson, chairman of the producing StudioCanal.

Kruger will star alongside Dijmon Hounsou ( Blood Diamond ) as a French journalist who is kidnapped by the Taliban, but no more plot deets are available at this stage.

Whatever the Taliban has in store for Kruger's character, though, we're betting it can't compare to getting tortured by a heavily-accented Brad Pitt.

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