Interview

‘Interview’ Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat

“Interview,” the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy about the assassination of North Korean beloved leader Kim Jong-Un won’t be screened in more than 278 theaters after the first chain buckled in the face of an alleged terror attack. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 2,917 screens in 41 states, mostly in the south, said it is passing on the Sony film, according Deadline. The move is unprecedented in the annals of film-making but the Georgia-based chain said it decided to make the move after receiving assurances from Sony that it would support theaters that pull the film. Sony is moving ahead with the release on Christmas Day....

Seth Rogen Errantly Praises Sony Exec Who Tried to Ditch His Film

Seth Rogen praised Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal for making his movie, “Interview,” last night at the film’s hush-hush premiere, without acknowledging that she frantically tried to disassociate Sony from the picture in every way possible. Rogen, who is known for being outspoken, had to know Pascal was behind efforts to orphan the film, which is comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. The details of Sony’s efforts to erase its name from the project are contained in the latest batch of emails that have been leaked by a shadowy group that calls itself “Guardians of Justice.”...