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Joker red carpet interviews called off

Joker red carpet interviews called off

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Sep 2019 12:02 PM GMT

The makers of “Joker” have decided to call off plans of red carpet interviews at the film’s Los Angeles premiere, after facing scrutiny over violence. Warner Bros. Entertainment have decided to restrict access for journalists at the red carpet, scheduled to take place on Saturday at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The event will now only allow photographers access to talent and filmmakers, reports variety.com. Expected guests include star Joaquin Phoenix, director Todd Philips, and supporting stars like Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy. “Our red carpet is comprised of photographers only,” a studio spokesperson said, adding: “A lot has been said about ‘Joker’, and we just feel it’s time for people to see the film.” The move to restrict access to interviews comes after a week of headlines about the violent and provocative nature of the film. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has also decided to increase its visibility at cinema halls when “Joker” releases next week. “The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of public concerns and the historical significance associated with the premiere of ‘Joker’. While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the department will maintain high visibility around theaters when it opens,” said department spokesman Josh Rubenstein. There have been concerns that the film might incite violence in the society since the movie’s debut at the Venice Film Festival. Some have even expressed their concerns that the thriller might paint the central mass murderer sympathetically. (IANS)

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