As stated before, I am a great fan of "Claus von Stauffenberg " Well, they are making a movie, and I am on the same sheet of music as his son, Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, Brigader General German Army, retired,
"But I fear that only terrible kitsch will come out of the project."For those who only read Sports Illustrated or Cosmopolitan;
"I had hoped for a long time that the project was just a publicity stunt on the part of Cruise," Stauffenberg said. "Clearly that appears to not be the case. It's bound to be rubbish."
His advice for Cruise? "He should keep his hands off my father. He should climb a mountain or go surfing in the Caribbean. I don't care what he does, so long as he keeps out of it."
Stauffenberg is something of a hero in Germany for being part of a plot to kill Hitler with two suitcase bombs on July 20, 1944. The aristocratic officer was executed by the Nazis the following day for his role in the conspiracy.Great, all we now is Barbara Streisand's husband to play Reagan.....
Hey, since I put this in draft this weekend, Drudge is on the hunt and points a way to something that shouldn't surprise anyone; the Bundeswehr isn't happy either.
Defense Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer 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".Hey, standing up for your heroes - well done.
"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," Kammerbauer said.