The terrorists targeted a sports venue and a concert hall in suicide attacks, leading to concern about security at other venues.
In France, the premiere of American action western “Jane Got a Gun” was delayed, apparently because of its heavy violence. It was slated to open Nov. 25.
Natalie Portman stars as a Western housewife who must fight off a gang after her husband is seriously wounded in a gunfight. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich and Ewan McGregor.
Press events scheduled for Sunday and today (Nov. 16) also were cancelled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is now expected to be released in February, around the same time as its U.S. release.
Lionsgate cancelled interviews at the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” premiere out of “respect for the recent events with Paris.”
“We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.” Scenes in the “Hunger Games” were filmed in Paris.
Meanwhile, television network CBS said in a statement it would delay episodes of new show “Supergirl” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Both plots include bombings and terrorism. Other episodes will air in their place tonight (Nov. 16).
Several music tours were also disrupted by the attacks. The Foo Fighters canceled the rest of the European tour on Friday. The group was scheduled to perform in Paris, but not at the venue that was attacked.
The band explained in a statement:
“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour,” the band said in a statement. “In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”
U2 canceled its live HBO show. But British band Coldplay soldiered on with a U.S. concert. It conducted a moment of silence for the victims and followed with a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” an iconic song about World peace.
The band, however, postponed a larger TIDAL and KROQ live streamed concert “out of respect for the terrible events in Paris,” it said in a statement.
The Bataclan concert hall was the scene of the deadliest attacks, making bands understandably skittish. Four gunmen killed 87 people. American band Eagles of Death Metal were playing with gunfire erupted.
The group has also canceled its tour, Agence France-Presse reported.
Reaction to the attack is also beginning to find its way into programming. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” held a special tribute at the show’s opening and HBO’s John Oliver addressed the attack on his show “Last Week Tonight.” (See below)
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