‘Hotel Mumbai’ Pulled From All New Zealand Theaters Following Terrorist Attacks

IndieWire | 3/19/2019 | Staff
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“Hotel Mumbai,” the terrorism thriller starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, is being pulled from all theaters in New Zealand following the mass shootings in Christchurch. The movie’s local distributor Icon Films announced the decision March 18, just several days after “Hotel Mumbai” opened in theaters on March 14. Fifty people were killed in Christchurch last week after an armed gunman opened fire in two mosques.

“Following the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Icon Film Distribution have announced the suspension of the film ‘Hotel Mumbai’ from all cinemas in New Zealand,” Icon Films said in a statement (via New Zealand’s News Hub). “Upon hearing about the attacks on Friday, Icon Film Distribution immediately suspended all advertising for the film in New Zealand. After consultation with local exhibition partners, the decision was made to suspend the film out of respect for a country in mourning.”

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