Sony Pushes Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' Back to Christmas Day
by Ethan Anderton
August 7, 2014
Things are already going to be pretty busy at the movie theater on Christmas Day with the release of Tim Burton's Big Eyes, the R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the Disney musical Into the Woods, the family film Paddington, and Angelina Jolie's World War II drama Unbroken. However, things recently got a little less crowded with Cameron Crowe's Hawaii project moving to the summer of 2015. But now Sony Pictures is changing that by pushing the initial fall release of Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's controversial comedy The Interview back a couple months to Christmas Day this winter. But why?
There's already one R-rated comedy arriving on Christmas Day, but maybe the studio is counting on the controversy surrounding the film making it a bigger hit. Or maybe they just need a little more time to finish the film, especially since Rogen has been pretty damn busy lately. For those who don't know, the film follows James Franco as a handsome talk show host of "Skylark Tonight" who finds himself and his producer (Rogen) into a dangerous CIA organized plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea under the guise of a television interview. North Korea is already pissed about the movie, but maybe some holiday cheer will change that. Watch the trailer for The Interview right here, and stay tuned.