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In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures and Alcon Entertainment have canceled the red carpet for Tuesday’s premiere screening of Blade Runner 2049.
“We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy,” the companies said Monday in a joint statement.
Open Road Films has also canceled the red-carpet premiere it had planned to hold Monday night for its new movie Marshall, Reginald Hudlin’s film about the young Thurgood Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman.
The premiere was set to take place at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, but citing “this day of national mourning,” the event’s organizers have decided to forego any press coverage and instead have turned the event into a private screening.
“On this day of national mourning, we have decided to cancel tonight’s scheduled red carpet premiere of Marshall,” said a spokesman for Open Road. “Instead, tonight’s event will be a private screening of the film for the cast, filmmakers and invited guests. Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected.”
Marshall, which opens Oct. 13, focuses on the early career of Marshall — who would be named a Supreme Court justice in 1967 — when he was a young trial lawyer.
The film also stars Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.
Oct. 2, 3:35 p.m. Updated to include canceled event for Blade Runner 2049.
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