Wokalek joins Eichinger's 'Complex'


CANNES -- Rising star Johanna Wokalek has joined the cast of Bernd Eichinger's terrorist drama "The Baader-Meinhof Complex" in the role of infamous left-wing terrorist Gudrun Ensslin.

Wokalek, a theater actress who starred opposite Til Schweiger in the local-language romantic comedy "Barefoot" (2005), will topline "Baader-Meinhof" alongside established German stars Moritz Bliebtreu ("The Elementary Particles") and Martina Gedeck ("The Lives of Others").

Rounding out the "Baader-Meinhof" cast is a who's who of German stars, including Bruno Ganz and Alexandra Maria Lara -- who starred in Eichinger's Hitler drama "Downfall" -- Karoline Herfurth who appeared in the producer's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," Nadja Uhl ("Summer in Berlin") and newcomer Hannah Herzsprung ("Four Minutes").

Director Uli Edel will begin shooting "Baader-Meinhof" in the summer in Munich and Berlin. Constantin Film plans to release the film in the fall in Germany.