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Kingsman: The Golden Circle New York premiere cancelled for Hurricane Harvey telethon

Studio bosses will donate funds budgeted for the premiere to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Bosses at Twentieth Century Fox have cancelled the New York premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in support of the Hurricane Harvey telethon.

The film's launch was scheduled for the same day as next week's (12Sep17) one-hour Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon, scheduled to feature A-listers Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Beyonce, and now movie executives have opted not to clash with the charity event.

Instead, they are pledging the money budgeted for the star-studded red carpet premiere to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

"Given the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the important fundraising efforts happening on September 12, we have canceled that evening's planned New York film premiere event for Kingsman: The Golden Circle," a statement from a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson reads. "To that end, Twentieth Century Fox Film will be donating the money budgeted for the premiere to several of the non-profit groups associated with the telethon."

The film's other scheduled press events and red carpets will go ahead as planned ahead of the action film's release on 22 September (17).

Next week's telethon, which will benefit charities like United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, will link up with country star George Strait's benefit concert in San Antonio, Texas.

The Texan has rounded up stars like Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton to help him raise funds and awareness for the victims of the historic storm which lashed the state last month (Aug17). Dustin Lynch is also planning a benefit in Dallas, Texas on the same night.

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