‘Django Unchained’ Premiere Cancelled Due To Newtown Shooting

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Because of last week’s Newtown, Connecticut shooting, the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s violent new western, Django Unchained, has been cancelled.

“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,” a spokesperson for The Weinstein Company stated. “However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”

According to CBS, this is not the first time premieres have been cancelled due to national tragedies. Following the aftermath of this summer’s Aurora, Colorado shootings, in which a gunman opened fire on an audience enjoying The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Brothers cancelled premieres in Paris, Mexico City and Tokyo.

Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, and it may be Tarantino’s last film directing as he may be retiring soon. The film will arrive in theaters on Christmas Day.

Anthony Galasso

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