Following the recent terrorist attacks in Christchurch on Friday, upcoming film Hotel Mumbai has been pulled from New Zealand cinemas.

Hotel Mumbai, which stars Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, is based on a co-ordinated terror attack carried out in 2008 by a Pakistani terrorist cell in Mumbai, which left more than 160 people dead.

The two-hour film, directed by Australian Anthony Maras, depicts the attack in what a reviewer called "harrowing" and "haunting" detail.

In a press release, Icon Film Distribution announced the suspension of the film from all New Zealand cinemas following the Christchurch mosque shootings.


They have also suspended all advertising around the film.

"After consultation with local exhibition partners, the decision was made to suspend the film
out of respect for a country in mourning," they said.

Hotel Mumbai opened nationwide on Thursday, March 14, but will now be suspended until March 28.