In light of the recent Connecticut massacre, The Weinstein Company has cancelled Django Unchained’s red carpet Hollywood premiere and after-party. A screening will still be held for the cast, crew, and their invited guests, but the press has been asked to attend a separate screening and it will be an otherwise low-key affair. Here’s the official word from The Weinstein Company:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event,” said a Weinstein Co. spokesperson.
The official December 25th release date will still go on as planned.