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The New York premiere of the comedy “The Interview” has been canceled following threats of violence against theaters carrying it.
The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and security fears have spurred Sony to allow theater chains to cancel showings.
The New York premiere was scheduled for tomorrow night and the movie is expected to debut Christmas Day. And the Carmike Cinemas chain is pulling the movie from its theatres.
The Department of Homeland Security says there’s “no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters,” but it says it’s still analyzing messages from a shadowy group calling itself Guardians of Peace, which has escalated its attack beyond the hacking of private Sony emails.
The group had released a trove of data files including 32,000 emails to and from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.