December 18, 2012
In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, The Weinstein Company announced Monday that its star-studded Los Angeles premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s violent new film “Django Unchained” had been canceled.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event,” a Weinstein rep said in a statement to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”
The premiere was scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, and Christoph Waltz due to walk the red carpet.