Theaters Balk at British "Documentary" Depiciting Bush's Demise

| Fri Oct. 6, 2006 6:54 PM EDT

Reuters reports today that the U.S.'s largest chain of theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, has refused to screen a fake documentary investigating the aftermath of the 2007 assassination of President Bush.

The British film, "Death of a President," won the International Critics' Prize at the Toronto Film Festival last month, and was quickly bought by Newmarket Films. Newmarket had planned to release the film in the United States on October 27, shortly before the November elections.

Newmarket was also the distributor for Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," which Regal did agree to show.

--Jen Phillips