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Sony Pulls Movie; White Plains Will Have To Wait On 'Interview'

'The Interview' is a a controversial comedy which focuses on a pair of TV journalists, played by actors James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen, who are recruited by the CIA in a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
'The Interview' is a a controversial comedy which focuses on a pair of TV journalists, played by actors James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen, who are recruited by the CIA in a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo Credit: YouTube

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester residents who had been planning to spend part of their Christmas Day watching the debut of the controversial movie, "The Interview," will have to wait.

Sony Pictures announced late Wednesday that it has canceled the planned Dec. 25 release of the movie following a hacking attack and in the wake of threats against theaters that planned to show the movie.

The decision comes after four major cinemas dropped the film, a comedy which focuses on a pair of TV journalists, played by actors James Franco and Seth Rogen, who are recruited by the CIA in a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sony has “no further plans” to release the movie, either on VOD or DVD at this time, according to a report on Variety.

NBC News is reporting that the U.S. government has found a linkage between the hacking attack and the North Korean government.

Sony's cancellation of the Christmas debut is expected to cost it more than $50 million, NBC News reported.

For more on Sony's decision, check this story from Variety.

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