Paris Attacks: Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' Premiere Canceled

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The director was on his way from Berlin to Paris for the screening when the tragedy struck.

Fox has called off the Nov. 15 Paris premiere of Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama-thriller Bridge of Spies in the wake of Friday's devastating terrorist attacks.

Spielberg was on his way from Berlin to Paris when the tragedy struck, according to sources.

"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," Fox said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The filmmaker had been in Berlin Friday for the German premiere of  Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as real-life lawyer James B. Donovan, who helped negotiate the release of Francis Gary Powers, the pilot of the U-2 spy plane shot down by the Russians.

Fox is handling the movie overseas, while Disney has domestic distribution rights.

Following Friday's deadly attacks, French president Francois Hollande announced that he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency. Hollande has since canceled his planned trip to the G-20 meeting in Turkey.

As of press time, the Associated Press was reporting that the death toll could top 120 after shootings and explosions at six sites, including at a concert hall where patrons were taken hostage. The AFP reported that around 100 people were killed at the Paris concert hall where California-based band Eagles of Death Metal was scheduled to play.

 

 

 

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