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#WebExtra: Hollywood Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting

#WebExtra: Hollywood Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting”

Open Road Films said it is cancelling its Monday premiere of "Marshall", and the studios behind "Blade Runner 2049" also chose to scale back its Tuesday premiere by nixing the red carpet portion of the event.

"On this day of national mourning, we have made a decision to cancel tonight's scheduled red carpet premiere of Marshall", the studio said in a statement.

The spokesperson for the company added, "Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected".

At least 58 people were killed and more than 400 were injured on Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd outside of the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the day that he was sworn in as the nation's first African-American Supreme Court Justice in 1967, Yesterday, October 2nd, 2017 was declared Thurgood Marshall Day by major cities across the United States.

In "Marshall", which opens theatrically on October 13 and is directed by Oscar-nominated "Django Unchained" filmmaker Reginald Hudlin, Chadwick Boseman ("Black Panther") stars as the young Marshall, who grew up to become the first African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. Reginald Hudlin is directing and Paula Wagner is producing through her Chestnut Ridge Productions banner along with Jonathan Sanger and Hudlin.



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