Batman cinema shooting: Warner Bros "deeply saddened", cancels Paris premiere
Published Jul 20 2012, 14:15 BST | By Emma Dibdin Warner Bros
has released a statement in response to the fatal shootings which took place at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises
in Denver, Colorado today (July 20).
At least 12 people are reported to have been killed
in the incident, and a further 38 injured.
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"Warner Bros is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident," the studio stated. "We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
US President Barack Obama released a statement earlier today, describing himself as "shocked and saddened"
by the events.
The Hollywood Reporter
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reports that the film's Paris press interviews and red carpet premiere, which were scheduled for this afternoon and this evening respectively, have been cancelled by Warner Bros.
Director Christopher Nolan
and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman are reportedly in Paris to promote the film, but journalists were asked to leave upon arriving for the scheduled press event.