‘Legend’s French Premiere Cancelled; ITV Pulls ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Episode – Paris Attacks

While Paris continues to reel from the horrific terror attacks of Friday night, film premieres continue to be cancelled and TV episodes pulled out of respect for sensitive issues.

Studiocanal’s Legend, which sees Tom Hardy in a lauded dual performance as the Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie, is no longer going forward with its planned French premiere Tuesday, a rep confirmed. Hardy was not expected to attend the screening which was due to be held at the Olympia Theater in the 9th arrodissement, not far from the Opéra Garnier and the Place de la Madelaine. However, British singer Duffy, who stars in the film, had been expected to give a special performance.

“Following the tragic events of this weekend, we decided to cancel the premiere of the movie Legend which was scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, at the Olympia,” read a statement from parent company Vivendi. “We thank you for your understanding.”

Brian Hegeland directs Legend which has had a very strong run at the UK box office with about $28M to date. Universal is due to release the period gangster pic in the U.S. on Friday.

jekyll and hydeIn another cancellation, the UK’s ITV pulled an episode of Jekyll & Hyde on Sunday night. Creator Charlie Higson said on Twitter that the episode had been postponed due to “shocking events in Paris.” ITV later confirmed Higson’s tweet. Episode 4 had been set to air at 7 PM local and contained scenes of violence involving firearms, Radio Times reported.

The new ITV drama has come under scrutiny after several hundred complaints were logged about its violent content and “teatime” slot which is ahead of the 9 PM watershed that’s designed to protect younger viewers from inappropriate images. UK regulator Ofcom is investigating the show over the complaints received. Still, the show has been a hit with critics and fans. It is not clear yet when the latest Jekyll & Hyde episode will air.

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