4:31pm PT by Patrick Shanley
'Kingsman' New York Premiere Canceled Due to Hurricane Harvey Telethon
Fox has canceled the New York premiere for the spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle in light of Hurricane Harvey.
The studio says it does not want to detract attention from a multi-network telethon slated for the same night, Sept. 12, to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims.
"Given the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the important fundraising efforts happening on September 12, we have canceled that evening's planned New York film premiere event for Kingsman: The Golden Circle," a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson said. "To that end, Twentieth Century Fox Film will be donating the money budgeted for the premiere to several of the non-profit groups associated with the telethon.”
The film, a follow-up to 2014's hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, is still scheduled to have its global premiere later this month in London.
Meanwhile, the Hurricane Harvey telethon is set to broadcast across ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CMT at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 12 and will feature stars such as George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and Reese Witherspoon.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens in theaters Sept. 22.