“Trainwreck” Shooting In Louisiana Has Amy Schumer Devastated
It is one thing to hear about a movie theater shooting but when it occurs during your own film, that has to sting and that is exactly how Amy Schumer is feeling the morning after gunfire at a Louisiana theater during her film “Trainwreck.” The film, which fans have said is hilarious, was written by Schumer, directed by Judd Apatow who has had a hand in almost every film in the past decade and co-stars Bill Hader. This was a project that has been super important to Amy and to hear that it literally became a trainwreck hurt her soul. The incident happened in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater where two were killed and nine were left wounded.
According to the Associated Press, the shooter has been identified as “drifter” John Russell Houser, 59. He also passed after trying to escape but being hounded by police which led to him shooting himself. After the incident was revealed, Schumer immediately took to Twitter to express her grief: “My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.” The film grossed thirty million dollars opening weekend and it did not seem like it was going to stop with all the high praise and such. Governor Bobby Jindal was on “Good Morning America” earlier this morning and had this to say: “one of these nights that makes you want to just go home and hug your kids. Obviously it could always have been a lot worse. Who knows what this deranged man’s intentions were if he had gotten out? Who knows what he would have done? Fortunately that didn’t happen. We will get through this. It won’t be easy. They’re gonna be funerals. They’re gonna be prayer vigils. They’re gonna be folks having to explain to their loved one why bad things happen to good people, but we are going to get through this.”
The American Film Institute jumped right in to remind cinema goers that this incident should not hinder their summers. “Going to a summer movie is a celebration of the American creative spirit and one of our nation’s most beloved pastimes. Let us stand together in these times of tragedy and embrace what is precious to us – churches, schools and places where the arts can send our spirits soaring. As a national community of artists and audiences, AFI offers our heartfelt sympathies to the victims in Louisiana and their families,” CEO and President Bob Gazzale had to say. And I agree that we have to go on living our lives, no matter how hard it can be. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in Lafayette!