Hotel Mumbai: Dev Patel's film pulled from New Zealand theatres following Christchurch terror attack
The release of Hotel Mumbai has been suspended till 28 March in New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack
Dev Patel-starrer Hotel Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, has been pulled from theatres in New Zealand in the wake of the deadly shooting at a mosque in Christchurch which claimed the lives of as many as 49 people and injured another 50, a DNA report states. The film was initially slated to open on 14 March, but its release has been suspended till 28 March.
Starring Armie Harmmer, Jason Isaacs and Anupam Kher in key roles, the film recounts the attack on Mumbai’s luxury Taj Mahal Hotel, where dozens of guests and hotel workers were killed during a three-day siege carried out by Pakistan-based Islamist militants. The film is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai.
As per NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released a press statement announcing the suspension of Hotel Mumbai from New Zealand cinemas. They have also suspended all advertising around the film.
"After consultation with local exhibition partners, the decision was made to suspend the film out of respect for a country in mourning," the statement read.
Directed by Anthony Maraz, Hotel Mumbai had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 on 7 September and received positive reviews for its portrayal of the harrowing attack. The film will hit Indian screens on 29 March.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
The Batman was one of the first major productions to resume in the UK with enhanced safety and distancing measures in place after restrictions due to the lockdown were eased
Mank will follow Herman Mankiewicz as he finishes the script of Citizen Kane for director Orson Welles.
In Away, the thrills of space travel are side-lined in favour of This Is Us-flavoured family melodrama.