In light of the recently released batch of documents and a message that came with a threat by the Sony hackers who call themselves Guardians of Peace, Seth Rogen and James Franco cancel all media appearances on “The Interview.” Read on for more details.
Seth Rogen and James Franco, stars of the controversial film “The Interview,” had to cancel all their media appearances related to their upcoming film after the Guardians of Peace sent a threatening message on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The message is the first time that the hackers have mentioned about “The Interview.” The hackers warn movie theaters and potential movie watchers of an attack reminiscent of the 9/11 disaster:
“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to. Soon the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001.”
The report on the cancellation of media appearance of the two actors came out and was first released on BuzzFeed, just hours after the Guardians of Peace released the message.
The actors have cancelled scheduled press appearances on BuzzFeed Brews in New York on Tuesday, “Watch What Happens Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday and Rogen’s appearance on “Late Night with Seth Myers” on Thursday. BuzzFeed has also confirmed that the duo has cancelled an interview with Yahoo!. According to sources, Rogen and Franco will still appear at the New York screening.
Franco and Rogen play the roles of journalists who have been hired by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. The movie has been called as an “act of terrorism” by the North Korean government. North Korea has denied any involvement to the Sony hacks but said that the hack was righteous.
“The Interview” will still proceed with the New York premiere despite the threats. The film is set to air on theaters on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2015.
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