Natalie Portman Film Premiere Canceled After Paris Attacks
Press events, and Portman’s French television appearances to promote the film, have also been scrapped. The movie, which also stars Ewan McGregor, is due to be released in France on November 25. Portman moved to Paris earlier this year after her husband Benjamin Millepied took over as Director of Dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. The actress previously expressed her anxiety about being Jewish and living in the city after the Charlie Hebdo attack, in which 11 journalists were killed by terrorists in January this year. Terrorists targeted several sites in the French capital on Friday with armed men shooting innocent bystanders at restaurants and bars. It was reported that at least two bombs were detonated outside the Stade de France, during a soccer match between France and Germany, which French President Francois Hollande was attending. Hostages were taken at the Eagles of Death Metal gig at the city’s Bataclan venue, with reports suggesting more than 80 revelers were killed by terrorists inside the concert hall. A number of high-profile events in the city have since been called off, including the premiere of Tom Hanks’ new movie Bridge of Spies, and two U2 concerts.