Stars of 'The Interview' James Franco and Seth Rogen, left and center, appear on 'Good Morning America' on Dec. 15, 2014
Ida Mae Astute
December 17, 2014 4:12 AM EST

Some movie theater chains are pulling Sony’s film The Interview from their lineups in the face of the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack against theaters who screen the upcoming movie. Hackers who go by the name Guardians of Peace and who stole untold amounts of sensitive data from Sony Pictures Entertainment made the threat on Tuesday. The hackers oppose the release of Sony’s comedy, which portrays the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sony reached out to movie theater owners following the threat to say the studio is going forward with plans to release the film, but that it would support theaters’ decisions not to show the movie…

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