Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill

Much like it is for everyone, the horrific theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., weighs heavily on Ben Stiller's mind.

While talking to E! News over the weekend about his upcoming film The Watch, the actor spoke on the incident that left 12 people dead and injured 58 others early Friday morning during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

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"It's a tragedy," said Stiller as he sat alongside his costars Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill. "It's horrible and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families."

Stiller, of course, knows all too well about a film becoming linked or associated with an unfortunate event.

The Watch had originally been called Neighborhood Watch, but the title was subsequently changed in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case. What's more, the movie's initial teaser trailer and poster were also yanked from theaters.

"As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might," 20th Century Fox said in a statement at the time the decision was made.

The Watch opens in theaters this Friday.

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