Paris Theaters Reopen as Some Films Cancel Premieres

Natalie Portman in "Jane Got a Gun"
Natalie Portman in “Jane Got a Gun”

Nearly three days following terrorist attacks in Paris, the movie theaters have reopened in the City of Lights, but some studios have delayed film release dates or canceled premieres.

Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun” was scheduled to debut on Wednesday, but has delayed its release until next year.  Among the other films proceeding with caution, A-list starers like Tom Hanks’ Cold War piece “Bridge of Spies,” Michael Fassbender’s Apple cofounder biopic “Steve Jobs” and Tom Hardy’s gangster flick “Legend,” have canceled premieres.

“More than ever, creation is indispensable to allow each and every one to express their dreams, fears, emotions; and may the desire to live and share be an answer,” said at statement from the French Producers Guild (APC).

“Even if we know that we have now fallen into a world that is more violent, more uncertain and more worrisome, that will not prevent us from living, working, fabricating bubbles of freedom and carefreeness by offering people two hours during which they can get carried away, feel emotion, sometimes even in a politically-incorrect or transgressive way,” added the APC.