Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher Premiere Canceled Out Of Respect For Newtown Families, Victims

The premiere of Tom Cruise's new film, "Jack Reacher," has been canceled out of respect for the victims and families of Friday's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

"Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown Connecticut, and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing [Saturday's] Pittsburgh premiere of 'Jack Reacher.' Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones," Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the new action film, said in a statement to Access Hollywood late Friday night.

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Tom plays an ex-military investigator, Jack Reacher, in the film, a man who is trying to prove the innocence of a soldier who was framed for a deadly shooting.

The film opens with a sniper shooting unarmed civilians.

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"Jack Reacher" is set to open in movie theaters on December 21.

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