CRUISE MOVIE PREMIERE DELAYED OUT OF RESPECT FOR SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS December 15, 2012
(NATIONAL) -- The U.S. premiere of movie star Tom Cruise’s new film, Jack Reacher is being delayed.
The movie’s producers say the timing is inappropriate to hold a lavish film premiere in lieu of yesterday’s mass murders at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The action film has Cruise playing a detective who investigates a case involving a trained military sniper who shoots and kills five random victims.
The film has already had premieres in London and Stockholm and was due to have its U.S. premiere in Pittsburgh today, Dec. 15.
Some parts of the film were shot in Pittsburgh, which is why the city was chosen as the locale for the U.S. premiere.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the film’s production company said: "Due to the terrible tragedy...and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrow's Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher. Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones."