The Hollywood premiere of the Thurgood Marshall biopic "Marshall," which was slated to take place on Monday night, has been cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

In a statement from Open Road Films, organizers of the event said they were forgoing the typical red carpet premiere out of respect for those who lost their lives, and to honor a "day of national mourning." Instead, the distributor will host a private screening of the film for cast and crew.

Here's the full statement from Open Road Films:

"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 the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected."

At least 58 people were killed and more than 400 were injured on Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd outside of the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas. Country star Jason Aldean was performing at the time.

"Marshall," which stars Chadwick Boseman in the titular role, tells the story of Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, chronicling his days as a young trial attorney. The film, which also stars Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Sterling K. Brown, opens on October 13.

[via: Variety]

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Marshall
PG-132017
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