Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Cruise is banned from second Berlin location

Germany has thwarted Tom Cruise's plan to make a film about the Second World War plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler for a second time in a move that provoked angry protests from the country's current Oscar-winning director.Berlin police refused yesterday to allow the actor and controversial Church of Scientology member to use a police station in the city's Kreuzberg district to shoot his film, Valkyrie, in which he plays Claus von Stauffenberg, a member of the German nobility who tried to kill Hitler in 1944.A police statement said the presence of a film crew on the site would hamper the activities of police "so seriously" that permission to use the station as a location could not be granted.

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