Paris Attacks: Release of French Film About Terror Cell Called Off

Made in France Poster - P 2015
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The movie from director Nicolas Boukhrief was scheduled to open on Wednesday.

The planned Wednesday theatrical release of Made in France, a French movie about a terror attack plot, has been canceled following the Friday night attacks in Paris.

Distributor Pretty Pictures and production firm Radar Films are behind the film from director Nicolas Boukhrief. It is about a French Muslim journalist, who infiltrates a jihadi cell in Paris to find out about a terror plot in the French capital.

The movie was scheduled to open in France on Wednesday on approximately 100 screens. Press events that were set to surround the release have also been canceled.

“Following the tragic events of last night, the distributor Pretty Pictures and producer Radar Films have immediately decided to postpone the release of the film to a later date," said the filmmakers.

Paris transport authority RATP was removing the film's provocative posters, which depict the Eiffel Tower as an assault rifle, for the film from metro stations early Saturday morning. 

The movie was originally set for release early in the year. Distributor SND Films dropped the project after the Charlie Hebdo attack.