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  • The Weinstein Company has canceled Tuesday's Los Angeles premiere of "Django Unchained"
  • Weinstein spokesperson: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown"
  • Instead, a private screening will be held for the cast and crew and their friends and families

In the widened wake of Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, The Weinstein Company has canceled Tuesday's planned Los Angeles premiere of "Django Unchained."

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event," said a Weinstein spokesperson in a statement. "However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families."

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See the original article at EW.com.

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