Bardem Nearly Missed Premiere Due To Storm

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December 3, 2010 | 11:40am EST

Javier Bardem almost missed the New York premiere of his new film Biutiful after his flight from Spain was diverted because of a storm.
The Spanish actor was jetting from Barcelona to New York on Wednesday to launch the movie in the Big Apple, but the plane was hit by bad weather and forced to land in Boston, Massachusetts.

The aircraft remained at the terminal for two hours before it was finally allowed to travel on to Newark, and the star faced a race against time to get to the event in Manhattan, according to E! Online.

Bardem made it to the red carpet with just minutes to spare before the screening started at the Lighthouse Theater.