Paris Premiere Of Tom Hanks’ New Movie Canceled
The Paris premiere of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s new movie Bridge of Spies has been canceled in the aftermath of the terror attacks that hit the French capital on Friday. Executives at the Fox film studio confirmed in a statement that the screening, due to take place on Sunday has now been scrapped.
“In light of the tragedy in Paris, we have canceled our scheduled film events,” they wrote in the statement, which was released to The Hollywood Reporter. “Further, we stand with the people of Paris and our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible events.” Spielberg had been traveling from Berlin in Germany to Paris when a wave of terrorist attacks erupted in the French city. The director was in Berlin for Friday’s premiere of the Cold War thriller, which stars Hanks as real-life lawyer James B. Donovan, who helped negotiate the release of a pilot of a spy plane that was shot down by the Russians. Armed terrorists targeted several locations around Paris with suicide bombs and machine guns on Friday, killing more than 120 people. Concert-goers were taken hostage at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan venue in the city, with reports suggesting that more than 80 people were killed at the concert hall.