Scientologist barred from filming in Germany
The Telegraph reports that the German government has refused permission to film at military sites because the star is Tom Cruise – a leading Scientologist.
The film is based on a true story about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
Harald Kammerbauer, a defence ministry spokesman, said the film makers
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
The German government is correct refusing to give Scientology special status as a religion. But it is hard to see how blocking this film will do anything except allow the CoS an opportunity to play the victim card.
UPDATE: (July 4) They’ve banned him again. This time from filming outside a police station. This is getting embarrassing.