James Franco, left, as Dave, and Seth Rogen as Aaron, in a scene from "The Interview."
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December 9, 2014 8:07 AM EST

An open letter from hackers who claim to have infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment warned studio executives not to release The Interview, a comedy that imagines a U.S. assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

The message was posted anonymously to programming tool GitHub and could not be independently verified, the Verge reports. The authors warn of further attacks if Sony releases the comedy, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

“Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism,” the message read, “which can break the regional peace and cause the War.”

North Korea remains the prime suspect in the widespread hacking attack, but has denied involvement even while praising the hackers as “righteous” through state-run media.

[The Verge]

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