Entertainment NewsSony Execs Think 'The Interview' is 'Desperately Unfunny'

Sony Execs Think ‘The Interview’ is ‘Desperately Unfunny’

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Leaked emails from Sony execs are calling the new Interview , starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, “Desperately Unfunny”.

It is believed that the studio behind the forthcoming Kim Jong Un assassination movie was creating a movie so funny that it was worth starting a war with North Korea over. But, according to leaked emails, Sony executives were worried about the movie even before they were hacked.

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Prior to the release of the movie, Sony re-edited the production in order to make it less offensive. The previous included Kim Jong Un's head exploding and set on fire. But, the movie faced issues other than the North Korean leader's scene, Sony execs thought the movie was “desperately unfunny”, and James Franco should have never had the lead role.

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Emails sent from UK exec Peter Taylor to president of Sony Pictures Releasing Steven O'Dell are particularly harsh, describing the comedy as a “misfire,” “unfunny and repetitive,” with “a level of realistic violence that would be shocking in a horror movie.” Taylor holds one of the 's co-stars in particularly low regard: “James Franco proves once again that irritation is his strong suit which is a shame because the character could have been appealing and funny out of his hands.”

Sony's international distribution partners—who saw the movie at a screening in London in June—show a lot of uncertainty that anyone, anyone in the world, will enjoy this movie. [Gawker]

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Ultimately, it looks as though “” may not be worth getting hacked over.

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