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School shooting postpones Cruise premiere in Pa.

December 16, 2012
By ALICIA RANCILIO , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - The U.S. premiere of the Tom Cruise action movie "Jack Reacher" is being postponed following the deadly Connecticut school shooting.

Paramount Pictures says "out of honor and respect for the families of the victims" the premiere won't take place Saturday in Pittsburgh, where "Jack Reacher" was filmed.

The premiere would've been Cruise's first U.S. media appearance since his split from Katie Holmes over the summer. It was to be more contained with select outlets covering and a location away from Hollywood or New York.

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This publicity film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from 'Jack Reacher.' Cruise plays a former military cop investigating a sniper case. Paramount has postponed the premiere of 'Jack Reacher' scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, in Pittsburgh, due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

A proclamation ceremony for Cruise had been planned with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

No new date for the premiere has been set. The movie opens Dec. 21.

Friday's massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school killed 20 children and several adults.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 
 

 

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