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'Django Unchained' Premiere Cancelled After Sandy Hook Massacre

The Weinstein Company has cancelled its premiere of Quentin Tarrantino's new film, Django Unchained, in light of Friday's mass shooting in Newtown Connecticut.

The violent flick -- par for the course with aTarantino-directed movie -- stars Jamie Foxx, Chirstoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio as a sadistic plantation owner.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT,” said the Weinstein Company, adding that “in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo” the premiere that was slated for Tuesday.

The film company said intstead of a glitzy, paparazzi-fueled affair, it would hold ”a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”

Last week, Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher also cancelled its premiere.


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