Tom Cruise's Scientology religion has created a serious disadvantage to his current film project. The German government will not allow filming to take place on military sites because Cruise is a Scientologist.
The current project is a film about a 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Germany refuses to recognise Scientology as a religion, and accuses it of pretending to be one to raise money. The German government is yet to receive filming requests.
However, Harald Krammerbauer, from the Defence Ministry said filmmakers "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."