As Paris continues to recover from the deadly terrorist attacks that rocked the French capital earlier this evening, many entertainment-related events scheduled for the city of light over the weekend are being cancelled. The latest: Fox has cancelled the scheduled November 15 premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies.
“In light of the tragedy in Paris, we have cancelled our scheduled film events,” Fox said in a statement. “Further, we stand with the people of Paris and our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible events.”
Spielberg was in Berlin today for the German Premiere of the film, which stars Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan, the lawyer who represented convicted spy Rudolf Abel and later negotiated the release of Francis Gary Powers from Soviet custody after the pilot’s U2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Spielberg was reportedly en route to France when the attacks began.
The terrorist attacks were a coordinated series of shootings, bombings, and the taking of hostages in a packed concert hall. The death toll from the tragedy has been the subject of conflicting reports, but the most accurate estimate currently stands at at least 120.
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