German Military Bans Tom Cruise Movie

The German military has banned filming of Tom Cruise‘s new movie at its bases because they object to the actor’s Scientology religion.

Scientology is not recognized as a church by the German government, which claims the controversial religion is a “money-making cult.”

Cruise is set to begin filming Valkyrie in Germany this summer, in which he plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of an unsuccessful plot to kill Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Harald Kammerbauer, spokesman for the country’s Defense Ministry, says, “(Producers) will not be allowed to film at German military sites if Count Stauffenberg is played by Tom Cruise, who has publicly professed to being a member of the Scientology cult.

“In general, the Bundeswehr (German military) has a special interest in the serious and authentic portrayal of the events of July 20, 1944, and Stauffenberg’s person.”

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by WENN

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