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'The Interview' stars Seth Rogen & James Franco pull media appearances

Threats being taken seriously
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:10 am

In light of the threatened terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters in the US playing North Korean comedy 'The Interview', the films leads Seth Rogen and James Franco have cancelled all media appearances for the film, according to Variety.




Media appearances are crucial to the success of a film's opening, especially for younger demographics, so their cancellation confirms the seriousness in which Sony Pictures are considering such reprisals. The company has been battling hackers since late November, with the group going by the name of 'Guardians of Peace' (which may or may not be linked to North Korea) which has led to the leaking of terabytes of confidential information, including emails, scripts and even unreleased movies.

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