In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Weinstein Co. has decided to cancel the Hollywood premiere of its new movie ”Django Unchained.”
The premiere was originally scheduled to take place tonight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, followed by a glitzy after-party at SkyBar. However, in view of recent events, the studio said it would now hold a private screening with the cast and crew – including stars Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington – and their friends and family.
The Weinstein Co. released this statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event.”
“Django Unchained” is the fourth Hollywood-related event to be postponed or canceled since the tragedy last Friday. Other films who’ve had their premiers either postponed or altered considerably have been “Jack Reacher” and “Parental Guidance.” (“Jack Reacher” postponed 2 premieres.)
Sources are saying that the next big movie premiere will likely be for the gangster movie “Gangster Squad.” Sadly, “Gangster Squad” had already pushed back their release date after the Colorado movie cinema shooting in July.
More proof that these shootings are happening entirely too often.
[Source: USA Today]