Paris Attacks: French Premiere of Tom Hardy's 'Legend' Canceled

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A special presentation of Iceland's best foreign-language film Oscar submission is also called off, but tonight's special presentation of 'Les Cowboys,' starring John C. Reilly, is scheduled to go ahead as planned.

The French premiere for Tom Hardy’s Legend, scheduled for Tuesday, was called off on Monday following the terror attacks in Paris, organizers announced.

“Following the tragic events of this weekend, we decided to cancel the premiere of the movie Legend, which was scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, at the Olympia. We thank you for your understanding,” a representative for parent company Vivendi said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter.

The status of other film events around the capital was mixed.

The Monday evening opening and special presentation of Les Cowboys, the John C. Reilly-starrer that premiered in Cannes earlier this year, would continue as planned, representatives for the film confirmed to THR. Director Thomas Bidegain and other members of the creative team are expected at the Monday event at Gaumont Opera. Reilly wasn't scheduled to attend.

Meanwhile, a special presentation of Iceland's best foreign-language film Oscar submission, Rams, with director Grimur Hakonarson at the Cinema des Cineastes has been canceled, the director confirmed to THR. He said it would be rescheduled for a later date.

Though Hardy was not expected at the premiere of the Studiocanal film Legend, British singer Duffy, who stars as Timi Yuro, had been expected to attend for a special performance.

The premiere was scheduled to take place at the Olympia Theater in central Paris, which had canceled musical performances over the weekend.

The Brian Helgeland-directed film broke box-office records just across the channel in the U.K. when it opened in September. It was also the biggest U.K. opening of all time for a Studiocanal film in that country.

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