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'Dark Knight Rises' Paris premiere scrapped following U.S. shootings

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The cast of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the film's New York premiere.

Plans for "The Dark Knight Rises" have fallen through in France with Warner Bros. cancelling the film’s red carpet premiere in Paris on Friday night in addition to media interviews with director Christopher Nolan and cast members.

Nolan and Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman are at Paris' hotel Le Bristol to promote the film. However, journalists present at Le Bristol for a daytime press conference were told to leave.

In light of the shooting in Colorado, Warner Bros. has cancelled the interviews. TF1 said that Cotillard was set for an interview on the network's 8 p.m. news program, but cancelled her appearance today.

The red carpet première tonight has also been cancelled.

Time Warner's Warner Bros. unit on Friday issued a statement following the shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo.

As of late Friday, police had confirmed 12 deaths and about 58 injured people at local hospitals. 

Here is the statement: 

Ramin Setoodeh of The Daily Beast and Newsweek describes the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," which was playing at the Aurora, Colo., theater where a gunman opened fire.

"Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."

Police: Gunman kills 12 at Colorado screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

In France, the shooting is major news. It's the top story on leading newspaper Le Monde's website and also top national broadcaster TF1's site and also on cable news network iTele and BFM TV's sites.

It was also the leading story on public TV network France 3's 12 p.m. news program. Warner Bros. has not commented on whether the studio will reschedule the premiere and Nolan and the cast have not yet commented in the French press.

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