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Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
4/17/2013 3:53pm EDT

Four Lions

A British comedy about four Muslim men terrorizing the London Marathon has been axed from airing by British TV network Channel 4 after Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

"Four Lions," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kayvan Novak, follows a group of four Muslim friends who plan an attack on London during the Marathon. The 2010 film was scheduled to air the day after the city's marathon, but in light of the tragic events in Boston, Massachusetts, film executives have decided to pull the film from airing.

"In light of recent tragic events, Film4 has decided not to proceed with the planned broadcast of 'Four Lions,'" a spokesman for Channel 4 says.

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