James Franco and Seth Rogen’s The Interview Slated for Christmas Day

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Sony has announced that The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen in a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been pushed back to Christmas Day after a positive reaction during early screenings.

The controversial comedy, in which the duo run a tabloid television show and are recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim after they land a rare interview, had originally been slated for Oct. 10. Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who collaborated on This Is the End, directed the film.

North Korea’s government reportedly called the movie a “wanton act of terror” and promised “merciless” retaliation against the U.S. if it’s released.

The movie will have a good deal of competition at the box office. The cult sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Disney musical Into the Woods will be released during the holiday weekend, as will the family flick Paddington and…

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