'Dark Knight Rises' Paris Premiere Canceled After Shooting In Aurora Theater

Warner Bros. Cancels 'Dark Knight Rises' Paris Premiere After Shooting

The "Dark Knight Rises" Paris premiere has been canceled in the wake of the tragic shooting at an Aurora, Co. theater that has left 12 dead thus far and at least 59 injured.

According to THR, reporters were notified that a press conference which was set to feature main cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman and director Christopher Nolan was called off following the shooting. Friday night's red carpet premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Paris was also tabled. (A French website has photos of staff disassembling the red carpet.)

"Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident," the studio behind "The Dark Knight Rises" said in a statement on Friday morning. "We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."

Police have identified the shooting suspect as James Holmes, a 24-year-old Colorado resident. He's currently in custody.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is one of the summer's most anticipated films. According to early reports, the film earned over $30 million from its midnight screenings around the country.

For up-to-the-minute news on the Aurora shooting, click here.

[via THR]

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