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Sony cancels release of North Korea movie after more threats

Pyongyang, North Korea's capital.
Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital. Image by Roman Harak / CC BY-SA 2.0

Sony has cancelled the 25 December release of its film The Interview, a fictional comedy about an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The cancellation comes as several major cinema chains in the US have refused to show the film amid hacking threats. Sony itself was the victim of a recent computer security breach, which US officials have attributed to orders from the North Korean government. Read more: nbcnews.com