Clint Eastwood Film Pulled from Theaters in Response to Japanese Crisis

Mar 16, 2011, 12:34

Clint Eastwood�s Hereafter has been pulled out of Japanese theaters to be sensitive to the country�s sentiments after last week�s earthquake.

Warner Brothers film studio announced Monday, "In deference to the tragic unfolding events in Japan, we have pulled 'Hereafter' from the theaters and will postpone the Japanese release of 'The Rite' (which was scheduled to open this coming weekend) to a later date.�

Eastwood directed Hereafter, a film starring Matt Damon, about three people who are questioning death and the afterlife.

The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, tackles the topics of supernatural evil and exorcism. The decision to pull both movies comes after Japan suffered the most devastating earthquake and consequent tsunami in its history, leaving thousands dead and missing.

About Clint Eastwood (Source: Wikipedia)
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American film actor, director, producer, and composer. Eastwood established his own production company, Malpaso, in 1967 with Irving Leonard, which has since produced the vast majority of films Eastwood has been involved in, producing with Warner Bros. since the mid 1970s. Eastwood served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California from 1986�1988, where he supported small business interests and environmental protection. Twice married and the father of seven children by five women, Eastwood is also known for his strong passion for jazz and golf.