Paris Movie Premieres Canceled After Attacks
Movie premieres scheduled to take place in Paris this weekend have been canceled in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks.
As Gossip Cop reported, the city was rocked by explosions and shootings that left more than 120 people dead and another 200 injured. Director Steven Spielberg was en route to Paris from Berlin at the time of the attacks. Thankfully, he was able to get to a safe location.
20th Century Fox, however, has since canceled the premiere of his movie Bridge Of Spies, which was to be held on Sunday. In a statement, the studio says, “In light of the tragedy in Paris, we have canceled our scheduled film events. Further, we stand with the people of Paris and our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible events.”
Similarly, events for Natalie Portman’s Jane Got a Gun have also been called off. A press junket had been planned for Sunday, followed by the premiere on Monday. Portman, who lives in Paris, was also supposed to participate in TV appearances, which were also canceled.
Most movie theaters in Paris are closed in the aftermath of the tragedy, and Disneyland shut down operations as well. Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was to perform at the concert hall where 100 people were killed, reportedly plan to return the United States and cancel its additional European shows. The Deftones were scheduled to play the very same venue on Monday, but that concert has understandably been canceled as well. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.