Tom Cruise’s movie release moved again – why?

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 9, 2008 | 9 Comments

Tom Cruise as a Nazi officerTom Cruise‘s latest movie, Valkyrie, in which he plays a Nazi who tries to kill Hitler, has had its release pushed back for the third time. The buzz is that the delay is due to Cruise’s terrible German accent — he’s unable to pull it off and is now working with a voice coach to make it sound more realistic. In any case, the release date change likely means the studio has decided it’s not worthy of Oscar nods and has pushed it from the end of 2008, where it would have been considered for Oscars, to February 2009, a slow month for movies, to avoid competition at the box office. Valkyrie has already cost United Artists and MGM close to $90 million, and shooting is still ongoing.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Who Cares • April 9, 2008 @ 9:38 AM

    MGM should realize that Cruise does not make big box office money anymore. Why waste sooo much time and money on this loser.

  2. Dave • April 9, 2008 @ 10:01 AM

    shiez kopf!

  3. Nancy • April 9, 2008 @ 11:00 AM

    Should have just imported a German to get the job done! Much quicker and cheaper.

  4. Anonymous • April 9, 2008 @ 12:15 PM

    hurry up i actually want to see this damn movie.
    the freaking trailers were released last year!

  5. Anonymous • April 9, 2008 @ 9:17 PM

    where were the trailers released from? the trailer park where he’s waiting for the spaceship to come pick him up?

  6. tributegirl • April 10, 2008 @ 9:49 AM

    I agree with Nancy in that they should have gotten a German to play the part. Tom just isn’t a fan favorite anymore, he doesn’t bring in the big bucks like he used to. I think it’s mostly because he’s creeped everybody out with his weirdness.

  7. Anonymous • April 10, 2008 @ 1:39 PM

    hahahah lol!! you guys are so funny. I love your comments!

  8. Tracy • April 11, 2008 @ 6:43 AM

    he could have used his own voice for crying out loud. it worked hogans heroes lol :P~

  9. Poppa John's in Exile • April 11, 2008 @ 9:05 PM

    WOW!! He looks so at home in that Nazi Uniform. I wonder if that’s what he wears when he lays down the law to Katie at Home? He probably wears it to (pardon the expression, I’m trying not to laugh) Science Church for show and tell. That dude is a loon. Plain and simple…..

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