The Paris premieres of two high-profile Hollywood films, Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” and Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun”, were canceled following the deadly terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday.
Spielberg’s Cold War thriller was scheduled for a Sunday premiere. “In light of the Paris tragedy, we have canceled our scheduled film events,” Fox said in a statement.
While Disney held the national rights to the film, Fox was releasing it in Europe and had a Berlin premiere on Friday night.
In addition, Mars Films, owned by Vivendi, scuttled the premiere of Portman’s western “Jane Got a Gun” on Monday evening in the wake of the attacks.
The distributor also canceled a Sunday press conference and Portman’s scheduled television appearances.
The Weinstein Company plans to release the film in February in the United States after acquiring indie last summer when its original national distributor, Relativity Media, filed for bankruptcy.
In addition, several movie chains closed in the early afternoon in Paris in response to the attacks on Friday. At least 128 people were killed and 180 others injured in the coordinated assaults, according to the Paris police headquarters.
Gaumont-Pathe, UGC and MK2 are some of the cinemas that have decided to close early on Saturday afternoon.
They originally intended to stay open for the day and had morning showings at 11 a.m. before deciding to close.