Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s controversial new comedy, The Interview, went through all kinds of trouble before finally being granted a US theatrical release last month. The Sony cyber hack almost stopped the films release, but eventually it was released as planned.
The film was also released as a digital download in the US, making it the most successful on-line release ever for Sony. The film was downloaded over two million times, and grossed $15 million in digital downloads alone. Now the film is set to be released in the UK as originally planed, on 6th February.
Sony confirmed the news to Empire: “Sony just confirmed with us that The Interview will be released in the UK on February 6, only in cinemas,” the magazine tweeted.
The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the cast includes Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang and Charles Rahi Chun.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.