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Hunger Games & Hollywood Adjusts Respectively to Paris Attacks

By Julie Fink
Posted On Nov 16, 2015
Hunger Games & Hollywood Adjusts Respectively to Paris Attacks

Following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Lionsgate has decided against allowing interviews on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” on Nov. 17 at the LA Live complex. Part of Mockingjay Part 2 was filmed in Paris.

On Friday, Paris was struck by multiple terrorist attacks that killed at least 123 people and injured hundreds of others. France declared a national emergency shutting down the city in the wake of the mass shootings, explosions and hostage takeovers.

“Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at ‘Mockingjay 2’ premiere,” Lionsgate said in a statement. “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.”

Hollywood’s support continued, halting Paris premiers of Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies staring Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman’s blockbuster Jane Got a Gun.

Over the weekend concerts were cancelled by musicians including U2 and the Foo Fighters. Madonna’s Saturday night show in Stockholm, Sweden, went ahead but the singer said on stage that she was apprehensive about carrying on.

Further, CBS has reported it would replace Monday night’s episode of the new series Supergirl that was themed around a bombing, and would shelve an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles about the recruitment of young women by the Islamic State group.

Hollywood is standing for the people of Paris, along with the world.

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