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Studiocanal Pulls Ads for Movie About Attack in France

Jul 15, 2016  •  Post A Comment

In the wake of the deadly Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France, Studiocanal has pulled ads in France for the Idris Elba action thriller “Bastille Day,” Variety reports.

The terrorist attack during a Bastille Day celebration killed at least 84 people and injured another 202 as a Tunisian man drove a truck through a crowd celebrating the French holiday.

“’Bastille Day,’ which centers on a CIA agent trying to counter a bombing in France, was released in an estimated 233 cinemas Wednesday, just a day before the truck attack that unfolded in Nice during celebrations of the actual Bastille Day, one of the country’s most important holidays,” Variety notes.

The movie’s release had already been delayed in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris in November.

“Studiocanal has given cinemas the option to pull ‘Bastille Day’ from their theaters,” Variety adds. “It will become clearer over the weekend which major exhibitors, if any, exercise that option.”

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