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Theater chains cancel 'The Interview' in face of 9/11 threats

Sony is moving ahead with plans to debut The Interview on Dec. 25, but there might not be many theaters in your neighborhood actually playing it. Not long after the National Association of Theatre Owners released a statement today saying, “individual cinema operators may decide to delay exhibition of the movie so that our guests may enjoy a safe holiday movie season experiencing the many other exciting films we have to offer,” several of the biggest theater chains indicated that they would not be featuring the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy about an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un due to the terrorist threats made by the Guardians of Peace hackers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Cineplex theaters have followed the lead of the Carmike and Bow Tie chains and will not be screening The Interview. Sony declined to comment on the new development, but since those six theater chains are made up of more than 1,700 theaters in North America, it will be difficult for the studio to mount a significant theatrical release at this time.

“Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres,” read Regal’s official statement. READ FULL STORY

Randall Park discusses playing Kim Jong-un in 'The Interview,' addresses threats against film


At the heart of the controversy surrounding The Interview is the film’s actual plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But amid all the reactions from stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, little has been heard from the actor portraying Kim—Randall Park.

Park spoke with the Los Angeles Times about his role in the film, offering his take on playing the character, what it’s been like to deal with the threats made against those involved with the film, and even how he thinks Jong-un might feel about the movie if he were to watch it.


Sony to move forward with 'The Interview' release, but theaters have a choice

Facing terrorist threats from the same group that committed a massive cybersecurity attack of its network and the public dissemination of proprietary content, Sony is moving forward with the release of The Interview, the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy about an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.

However, sources close to the film confirm a Deadline report that the studio will support the theater chains’ decision whether or not to screen the film when it opens on Dec. 25, in light of potential safety concerns. Carmike Cinemas, one of the country’s largest chains with 2,917 screens in 41 states, has already decided to pull The Interview from its theaters, and the Landmark theater in Manhattan cancelled its plans to host the New York premiere of the film on Thursday night. In addition, Bow Tie Cinemas, which has 350 screens in six states, has also announced it will not screen the film. READ FULL STORY

'The Interview' New York premiere canceled

The New York premiere of The Interview has been scrapped. The event was supposed to take place Thursday at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York’s Lower East Side, but was canceled by Landmark, a representative for Landmark Theatres confirmed to EW. READ FULL STORY

Seth Rogen, James Franco talk Sony hack and 'The Interview': 'Haters gonna hate'

Seth Rogen and James Franco stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), where they talked with comedian Lisa Lampanelli (for an interview that will air this Friday) about their upcoming film, The Interview, and all of the drama surrounding the recent Sony hack.

Although Rogen said they don’t know of any direct connection between the hack and their film, he did voice his opinion on the breach of confidence and how “super f—ed up” it is that people are publicizing “stolen shit.” READ FULL STORY

Sony hack reveals Seth Rogen, James Franco 'The Interview' salaries

After Sony confirmed it was hacked on Nov. 25, information slowly began trickling out about a number of its films. And according to Bloomberg, some recent information reveals how much Seth Rogen and James Franco made for their upcoming film, The Interview.

Rogen, who co-wrote, co-directed, and stars in the film, took away more than $8.4 million, while Franco received $6.5 million for co-starring. Overall, the film reportedly cost $44 million to make, with $5,000 of that going toward a Kevin Federline cameo (of all things). Also on the budget list? A “table of weed, coke, pills and panties,” which came in at a whopping $241.

The Interview arrives in theaters Dec. 25.

Christian Bale will not play Steve Jobs

Even though Aaron Sorkin only recently declared that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Bale will not take on the role.  READ FULL STORY

Seth Rogen in talks to play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs biopic

Seth Rogen may soon have his big dramatic break, perhaps joining Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, as Jobs’ Apple co-founder. A source confirmed to EW that Rogen is in talks to play Steve Wozniak. Sony had no comment.


Red-band 'Interview' trailer promises North Korea trip, bald Rob Lowe


The first trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen’s The Interview set up the pair’s government-funded trip to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. But why were the two chosen for such a mission? The film’s first red-band trailer explains why, and the answer is expectedly absurd.


Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed comedy from Ben Schwartz


Funny guys Seth Rogen, Adam McKay, and Ben Schwartz are teaming up for a new comedy. McKay and Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions, Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, and Good Universe bought a pitch from Schwartz for Rogen to star in and McKay to direct. Schwartz, known for his work on television in Parks and Recreation and House of Lies, will also appear in the movie.

“Evan and Seth have been doing amazing things and we’re so excited to work with them,” McKay said in a statement. “Ben, not so much.  Most of my problems with him are personal ones, but I have to give it up… he did come up with a great idea.”  READ FULL STORY

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