“Django Unchained” Premiere Canceled After Newtown Shooting

The Weinstein Company confirms all plans for LA premiere have been nixed

By on December 18th, 2012 11:06 GMT

The Weinstein Company has canceled all plans for the star-studded Los Angeles premiere of its latest Quentin Tarantino movie, the ultra violent “Django Unchained.” The premiere should have taken place today.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT,” a spokesperson for the Weinstein Company says, adding that “in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo” the premiere, Gossip Cop reports.

Director Quentin Tarantino and leading men Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz were supposed to attend the event, but also many representatives of the press.

Out of respect for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in Newtown, Connecticut, the movie studio will now hold instead just a “a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”

“Django Unchained” is scheduled for wide release on December 25.

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LA premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” canceled after Sandy Hook tragedy
   LA premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” canceled after Sandy Hook tragedy