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Franco and Rogen's Controversial 'The Interview' Has an Uneventful Premiere

After months of controversy surrounding it's release, absolutely nothing extraordinary happened at the premiere.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: December 12th, 2014 in Culture » Film » News

Franco and Rogen's Controversial 'The Interview' Has an Uneventful Premiere

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new Sony Pictures film The Interview because of it’s depiction of the attempted assassination of Kim Jong-Un which is said to have potentially prompted the major cyber hack on the film company. But the film made its premiere in Los Angeles this past Thursday and everything seems to have gone off without a hitch.

The two main stars, Seth Rogen and James Franco posed for pictures on a small red carpet that was reserved for photographers, in an attempt by Sony to rein in the media after the film made headlines for the mass leak of private data and emails.

“I'm not getting involved in all of that," co-writer and co-director Evan Goldberg said with a laugh, when asked about the film's international impact. He also told interviewers that he and Rogan had some new projects in the works, including a TV show and an animated comedy film, and would also host a few press opportunities for The Interview in New York next week.

The rest of the evening saw Goldberg, Rogen and Franco mingled with guests at the pre-screening party. Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, who apologized on Thursday for racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama in leaked emails, was also in attendance and said that she was "doing good,” and hugged Goldberg.

Pascal also came to the defence of Rogen and Franco’s film, stating, “"No one will tell us what movies to release, ever. Nobody should be able to intimidate a company.”

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