Los Angeles Premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ Cancelled in the Wake of Newtown Shootings

Hollywood is doing its best to tone down violence in films after the real-life horror that occurred in Newtown, CT. last week.

Premieres are being cancelled and brutal scenes are being cut in order to show sensitivity to the Sandy Hook shootings.

The latest premiere to be cancelled is Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Django Unchained.

In a statement, the Weinstein Company said of their decision to pull the Tuesday night premiere:  “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event.”

The film, which stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington, will still be screened privately for cast and crew. It is also still slated for a Christmas Day release.

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