“The Interview” — the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy about killing Kim Jong Un at the center of the Sony hacking scandal — had it’s world premiere last night in Los Angeles.
So it was no surprise when Sony announced that the premiere would be low key, with just a red carpet for photo-ops but no interviews.
LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman was at the highly-anticipated premiere at the Ace Hotel and documented the experience via Twitter:
Despite more Sony leaks late Thursday of employees’ medical records, Kaufman tells us that at the premiere, “no one seemed scared at all.”
“The Interview” centres around two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Pyongyang government denounced the film as “undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, as well as an act of war” in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June.
Sony co-chairman, Amy Pascal, worked with Rogen to make the film’s ending — which saw Kim Jong-un’s head exploding — “less gory” and less controversial.
Judging by Franco’s Instagram photo from the movie’s premiere party, the film’s stars aren’t too worried.
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