Dark Knight Rises Shooting Forces Cancelation Of Paris Premiere, Cast Interviews

The fallout of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado has led to the cancelation of the Paris premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. The shooting, which has left at least 12 people dead and 50 injured, has been met with much coverage this Friday, including statements from President Barack Obama and his opponent in the upcoming election Mitt Romney.

Studio Warner Bros. also issued condolences in the form of a statement.

“We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

This evening the red-carpet Paris premiere with cast and crew in attendance that had been scheduled to take place has been canceled. Press interviews with director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman have also been scrapped after learning of the shooting.

The actions of James Holmes, the suspected 24-year-old shooter who is now in custody, has also caused the city of New York to tighten security at area theaters. New York City police Commissioner Ray Kelly released a statement this morning, saying, “As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is playing in the five boroughs.”

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