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Tarantino U.S. film premiere canceled

  • The American premiere of Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained has been canceled in the wake of last week's shootings at a Connecticut school.

    "In this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event," said the film's distributor.

    Tuesday's event in Los Angeles was replaced by a screening for cast and crew along with their friends and families.

    Meanwhile, Tom Cruise is to attend a low key screening of his new film Jack Reacher in Pittsburgh later today.

    The event replaces a premiere due to take place on Saturday, which was called off "out of honor and respect for the families of the victims".

    Cruise will introduce the film, which opens with a sniper shooting dead several people.

    Twenty children and six women were killed in the attack on Sandy Hook school by a man who then took his own life.