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Sony Pictures shelves ‘The Interview’ release amid threats, spark outrage

Sony Pictures Entertainment have pulled the plug on release plans of the movie ‘The Interview’ after hackers threatened 9/11-like terror attacks on cinemas showing the controversial action comedy about a journalist who is sent to assassinate Kim Jong-Un (North Korea’s leader) after booking an interview with him.

Confirming the development, a spokesperson for the studio said yesterday (December 17) evening: “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film”.

Meanwhile, the decision has not gone down well with a host of Hollywood actors who have not hidden their displeasure at the decision.

Sex Tape actor, Rob Lowe tweeted: “Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow”.

Television host, actor and comedian, Jimmy Kimmel, also writing on Twitter, called the decision “an un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent”.

Actor and comedian, Ben Stiller said: “Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America”.

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