Hurt German Extras Sue Cruise's Studio

Actors launch $11 million suit after falling out of truck during Berlin filming of Valkyrie
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 5:54 PM CDT
Tom Cruise's portrayal of failed Hitler assassin Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was a source of controversy in Germany, where Scientology is widely considered a cult.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – German extras from the upcoming Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie are suing the actor’s film studio for $11 million after they fell out of a moving truck during shooting. The accident, which happened a year ago in Berlin, landed all 11 in the hospital. “The studio knew the trucks were rickety," a lawyer tells Der Spiegel. "There had even been an internal memo about the railings."