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Sony Pulls Film; New Canaan Will Have To Wait On 'The 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

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County 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 after 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 that 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.

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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