03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Repentant German Government Gives Tom Cruise Film $6 Million

The German government may be a stickler when it comes to shooting at sacred war memorials, but it's happy to provide cash for Bryan Singer's World War II project "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise.

The United Artists film, which focuses on German military hero Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, will receive E4.8 million ($6.5 million) from the government's new $80 million a year German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

"Valkyrie" is reportedly budgeted at $80 million, two-thirds of which are to be spent in Germany.

The DFFF grant, which exceeds the total cost of most German features, is the latest government money provided to a major U.S. production in recent months.

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