May 25 (UPI) – Lifetime has delayed the release of Mckenna Grace’s upcoming horror film The bad seed returns in the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Grace, co-writer, executive producer and star of the film, he said on Twitter that he no longer felt comfortable promoting the film due to filming. The 15-year-old actress hails from Grapevine, Texas, which is about 370 miles from Uvalde.
“After the recent tragedy in my state, Texas, we decided to delay the release The bad seed returns“, Grace wrote on Wednesday. “Lifetime and everyone involved agree. I do not feel comfortable promoting the film this week and we do not think Monday is the right time to release it.
“I was in elementary school when Sandy Hook happened … and I feel like not much has changed since. I remember my parents teaching me emergency plans to go to church or the movies.
“If you have the power, change something. If you have the means, donate to the families of the victims of any of the recent shootings. I feel sick and devastated by these tragedies.”
Grace developed the story for The bad seed returns and co-wrote the screenplay with her father, Ross Bertz. The couple’s executive producer, along with Grace’s mother, Crystal Bertz, Mark Wolper and Barbara Marshall, who also wrote for the film.
The film, which is the sequel to Rob Lowe’s 2018 Lifetime film The Bad Seed, follows Emma (Grace) after causing the death of her father (Lowe, who also directed the first film). Emma now lives with her aunt, Angela, and goes to high school while trying to hide her awful behaviors.
His delay The bad seed returns comes just one day after CBS aired the season finale FBI due to the shootings at the Uvalde school. The premieres on his red carpet Natural and The Orville: New Horizons also repelled.
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