In the midst of the US awards season, director Quentin Tarantino will travel to Australia for the premiere of his film Django Unchained.
Tarantino, famous for films including Pulp Fiction, the Kill Bill movies and Inglourious Basterds, will attend the Australian premiere of his latest film in Sydney on January 21.
Django Unchained, which he wrote and directed, has been nominated for five Golden Globes including best director, screenplay and motion picture - drama, and is receiving a lot of Oscar buzz.
Director Quentin Tarantino, whose film Django Unchained has been nominated for five Golden Globes. Photo: Getty Images
The film, a violent spaghetti Western, stars Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter who wreaks revenge on slave plantation owners as he tries to rescue his wife.
It features Tarantino's trademark style of extensive graphic and bloody violence, along with dark humor, and is due to be released in US movie theatres on Christmas Day. It opens in Australia on January 24.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz also earned Golden Globe nods, but the film also boasts a cast including Samuel L Jackson and Kerry Washington.
Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in a scene from Django Unchained.
The news comes after the film's US premiere was cancelled on Monday in the wake of last week's school shooting in Connecticut.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event. However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families," a spokesperson for The Weinstein Company said in a statement.
Tuesday's premiere in Los Angeles was scheduled to include a red carpet and party, but instead will be a private screening with no media coverage.
A source at the Weinstein Company told Reuters the cancellation was unrelated to the violence depicted in the movie.
Paramount Pictures cancelled a weekend premiere for Tom Cruise's new movie Jack Reacher and New York's Lincoln Center Film Society postponed a Monday screening and talk with Cruise out of respect for the Newtown families.
A total of 27 people, 20 of them young children, died in Friday's shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, by a lone gunman, who is thought to have taken his own life.
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