August 01, 2014 06:50:57 GMT
Authorities shut down the red carpet event during the Mexican special screening after a huge number of fans showed up.
Romantic comedy "What If" is having its Mexico premiere without a red carpet event like it was initially scheduled. The red carpet segment was shut down by authorities due to crowd control concerns after an unexpectedly large number of fans showed up to see Daniel Radcliffe prior to the event.
The red carpet treatment was supposed to take place at the Mexico City shopping mall on Thursday, July 31. "We appreciate the response and enthusiasm for this event," distributor Diamond Films said as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. "Sorry, but this decision is out of our control."
"What If", previously known as "The F Word", stars the former "Harry Potter" actor as Wallace, a young man who falls for a girl named Chantry (Zoe Kazan), but settles to become her friend because she's already dating another man. It will hit U.S. theaters on August 8.