British Channel Spikes Film About Bombing Attack on London Marathon THR

A U.K. broadcaster announced today that it is taking a movie off its schedule in the aftermath of Monday’s bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Channel 4 pulled “Four Lions,” a farce about a bomb plot focused on the London Marathon.

Said a spokesman for Channel 4: "In light of recent tragic events, Film4 has decided not to proceed with the planned broadcast of Four Lions, which was scheduled for Monday.”

THR adds: “The satire from 2010, directed by Christopher Morris and produced by Film4 Productions and others, is about four disillusioned young Muslim British men who train to become suicide bombers and detonate explosives during the London Marathon.”

Benedict Cumberbatch of “Sherlock” appears as a negotiator in the film, the report notes.