The Hollywood premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained has been canceled out of respect for the victims of Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event," a rep for The Weinstein Company tells E! News. "However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families."
The red carpet event was to take place at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills with an after party at Skybar in West Hollywood.
The cancellation comes just two days after Tarantino expressed his doubts that violence in movies have much to do with real-life crimes. "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a Django press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
Foxx, however, see things differently. "We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence," the actor said. "It does."