Gone Baby Gone was shelved in the U.K. after Madeleine McCann, 4, went missing from a vacation resort in Portugal in May.
Gerry and Kate McCann have issued a statement through their spokesman--thanking Affleck.
It reads, "We thank him for being thoughtful enough and sensitive enough to Gerry and Kate's position to make such a commercial decision.
"Obviously, we hope Madeleine will be found very soon to enable Kate and Gerry to move on, but also to enable him and the movie to go ahead in due course."
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