Following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Open Road Films has canceled the Las Vegas red-carpet premiere of Marshall, Deadline reports. The biopic stars Chadwick Boseman as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and is directed by Reginald Hudlin. Open Road announced it would not hold the event in the beleaguered city, which was the site of an attack that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest festival from a Las Vegas hotel yesterday. Paddock then killed himself after carrying out the attack.
A spokesperson for Open Road shared the following statement:
On this day of national mourning, we have decided to cancel tonight’s scheduled red carpet premiere of Marshall. Instead, tonight’s event will be a private screening of the film for the cast, filmmakers and invited guests. Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected.
President Donald Trump has also spoken on the matter, calling for unity on this day of national mourning. Trump offered prayers and condolences, though he needed a second take to relay his message; he did not, however, refer to Paddock as a domestic terrorist, despite this being the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s history.