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Gangster Squad Could Be Delayed, Re-edited in Response to Aurora Shootings

July 23, 2012  |  4:00pm
<i>Gangster Squad</i> Could Be Delayed, Re-edited in Response to Aurora Shootings

In light of the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colo., Warner Bros. is considering pushing the release date back on upcoming thriller Gangster Squad. The film notably features a scene during which mobsters open fire on a movie audience from behind the screen.

Trailers featuring the scene have already been released, although they were pulled from theaters on Friday following the shooting. According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. is also contemplating removing the scene from the film entirely—a cut that will likely involve reshoots, since it is reported to be a climactic moment in the film.

Gangster Squad is currently scheduled for a release of Sept. 7, although it’s unclear whether that date will keep. It stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin.

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