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'Happy Death Day 2U' Release Date Moved Out of Respect for Parkland Shooting Victims

'Happy Death Day 2U' Release Date Moved Out of Respect for Parkland Shooting Victims

Universal Pictures has moved the release date of their film Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to Happy Death Day.

Originally, the film was supposed to hit theaters on February 14, but received backlash as that is the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting in Florida.

“When Universal Pictures became aware last week that the one-year anniversary of the tragic events in Parkland, Florida fell on the Happy Death Day 2U release date, the studio spoke with victim advocates and immediately began the process of changing the release date of the film,” Universal announced in a statement (via EW). “Following discussions with its partners in exhibition, Universal will move the North American release date to February 13. Additionally, the studio has decided not to show the film in Parkland and the surrounding areas. Outdoor, digital and in-theatre marketing for the film will be suspended in that market. The studio understands the importance of memorializing the February 14 date as an opportunity to continue to allow the Parkland community to heal.”

Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard return for the follow up to the 2017 hit film. Watch the trailer if you missed it.

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