Sony cancels 'The Interview' theatrical release
BATON ROUGE - After numerous movie chains pulled plans to show "The Interview", including those that serve Baton Rouge, Sony Pictures announced Wednesday they would cancel the movie's theatrical release.
The move comes after a hacker group which breached Sony's security also threatened a terrorist attack at theaters showing the comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as people recruited by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea.
AMC, Cinemark, Carmike and Regal Cinemas had pulled the Christmas Day release before Sony made their announcement. Regal said in a statement it was delaying showings because of "the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats."
Sony said it "respected and shared in the exhibitors' concerns" about the safety of their patrons and employees.
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