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Germany finally welcomes Tom Cruise



Tbdtomcruise091707 Ze Germans have had a change of heart about ol’ Tom Cruise. His movie Valkyrie, which is currently shooting on location, will be allowed to shoot at the Bendlerblock, the site of the movie’s real-life protagonist’s execution, the AP reports.

The location is currently part of the Defense Ministry and now a memorial to the anti-Nazi resistance. Defense Ministry spokesman Thomas Raabe said Friday that filmmakers had satisfied officials in recent talks that they were “aware of the particular significance” of the former military headquarters.

United Artists released a statement saying the crew would “take special care to respect its dignity and keep our activities there within the guidelines laid down by the government.” But whether they can make Cruise’s portrayal of would-be Hitler assassin Col. Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg believable is another matter.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]


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