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Stiller Film Renamed Following Trayvon Killing
A new Hollywood film starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn has had its name changed to distance it from the deadly US shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Twentieth Century Fox said forthcoming summer comedy "Neighbourhood Watch" would now be called "The Watch".
The US studio also launched a new promotional trailer for the movie about suburban fathers hunting aliens.
It said: "As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended impression that it might."
In March, Fox removed posters in cinemas showing a shadowy figure and a trailer for "Neighbourhood Watch".
The move followed a national uproar over the killing of Martin in Florida by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman was not initially charged because of a state law that allows people to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger.
However, he was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
He was released on bail last month and is now awaiting trial.
The film, which also stars Jonah Hill, is set to be released in US cinemas on July 27.