Tarantino film premiere canceled due to Newtown shootings12/18/2012
The production company behind Quentin Tarantino's violent movie "Django Unchained" has nixed its red-carpet premiere in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. The Weinstein Company will instead hold a private screening for cast and crew instead. In a statement, the company said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event." But at a press event on Saturday, Tarantino defended his flick and downplayed any correlation between movies and real-life violence, saying, "It's a Western. Give me a break." The Pittsburgh premiere for "Jack Reacher," the new Tom Cruise flick, was also postponed as Hollywood attempts to deal with the tragedy. [Source]
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