That puppy’s “double fuck this pussy pimple for dragging me into this disaster” look says it all.
UPDATE: The 5 biggest movie chains in the US will not show The Interview. AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Cineplex all joined Carmike in not showing that shit on Christmas Day. The hackers won and so did Meryl Streep, because everybody will drag their family to see Into the Woods instead.
After the hacker group who calls themselves the Guardians of Peace (Side note: I almost typed that “Guardians of Peen,” which sounds like the name of my kind of group) threatened to pull a 9/11-like attack on theaters showing The Interview, there was a rumor that Sony was thinking about moving that shit show’s release date from December 25th to sometime in February. But they might not have to make that decision, because one theater chain is fucking done with The Interview professionally and another chain is thinking of doing the same thing. Carmike isn’t taking any chances and last night they said that The Interview will not be shown on any of its 2,917 screens. Employees of the fancy theater chain Arclight have been telling people that they’re not going to show it either, but a rep tells Deadline that they haven’t made a decision yet. Sony said last night that they understand why chains don’t want anything to do with their newest train wreck and they’re leaving it up to them as to whether or not that mess sees the light of day on Jesus’ born day.
The NYC premiere of The Interview was supposed to happen tomorrow but that’s not happening, obviously.
A source tells TMZ that the head bitches at Sony want more theater chains to pull out, because they want this entire disaster to go away. They’re hoping that if The Interview goes away, the leaks will stop. There’s talk that Sony will release it on VOD, which doesn’t make any sense if they want to clog up the leak. But then again, the head bitches at Sony don’t make much sense, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if they do that. TMZ also says that Sony’s co-chair Amy Pascal, who made those Obama and black baby jokes, isn’t going to resign and a bunch of famous hos including St. Angie Jolie have shown their support for her. I’m sure Amy and St. Angie made up right after St. Angie and her side-eye throwing muscle roughed that trick up in the back.
One of my friends, who is a regular Detective La Toya, said to me yesterday, “Has anyone seen Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom leave Amy Pascal’s office, because this smells like an insurance scheme pulled by Sony!” Detective Michael K’s Friend is on to you Sony! This whole story is so weird. Terrorist threats over a Seth Rogen and James Franco movie?! Fifty Shades of Grey, okay, but The Interview? I understand why movie chains aren’t playing around, but there has to be a way to see if it’s safe enough to go see that shit. I say we get Justin Bieber and Chris Brown to go see the first showing on Christmas Day to make sure the coast is clear for everyone.
And here’s James Franco in NYC last night with his giant bodyguard.