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Studio puts back Saturday screening of Tom Cruise film, which features sniper killings in opening scene, with premiere for new Billy Crystal comedy Parental Guidance cancelled

The premieres of two high-profile Hollywood films were postponed following the fatal shootings in Connecticut on Friday. The Us debut of the new Tom Cruise action movie, Jack Reacher, was due to take place a day later, on Saturday, in Pittsburgh, while the La premiere of comedy Parental Guidance was also scheduled for Saturday.

Paramount Pictures said it was postponing the Jack Reacher premiere "out of honour and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken". The studio's statement continued: "Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones." Jack Reacher, based on the series of novels about a former Us army military police major by Britain's Lee Child, opens with a scene in which an expert sniper »

- Ben Child

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