A red carpet event before a screening of Daniel Radcliffe’s new film What If in Mexico was canceled after fans showed up in droves.
The star was due to walk the red carpet at a local shopping mall in Mexico City on Thursday, but an unexpected number of fans came to greet him, and officials grew concerned over crowd control.
Mexico City’s civil protection agency ordered bosses at movie distribution company Diamond Films Mexico, who organised the event, to shut down the red carpet.
A representative for Diamond Films says, “We appreciate the response and enthusiasm for this event. Sorry, but this decision is out of our control.”
The screening of What If, which also stars Adam Driver and Zoe Kazan, went ahead as scheduled.
According to CBS Films, What If is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver), seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
The film will premiere in theaters August 8th.
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