All is not well with the Tom Cruise film Valkyrie.
A spokesman for the Cult of Scientology, one of the most repressive organisations the world has ever seen, Cruise is ironically playing Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who, as the leader of the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, ultimately gave his life for freedom.
The movie has, “suffered setbacks including injured extras and repeated changes of release date,” says digital spy.
“A trailer showing Cruise playing the role of a German officer with an American accent has also received a mixed reception.”
Now, “Tom Cruise’s ill-fated World War II epic ‘Valkyrie’ has been hit by a $11m (£6m) law suit filed by a group of film extras who suffered broken bones, cuts and bruises after they were thrown out of a lorry during shooting in Berlin last year,” says The Independent.
“The claim is the latest in a string of calamities which have dogged the production starring the controversial Church of Scientology member since filming began more than a year ago.”
September 1, 2008