Production on a new movie, "Valkerie", starring Tom Cruise as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the German officer who tried to blow up Hitler in 1944, is having trouble getting started in Germany. It seems Cruise' religion of Scientology is the hiccup. To the Germans, it's viewed as a "totalitarian and exploitative cult", something they'd would rather steer clear of after that whole Nazi thing. In a rather harsh slap, German journalist Josef Joffe says that casting Cruise to play national hero von Stauffenberg is rather "like casting Judas to play Jesus." Ouch.