Judd Apatow Slams Theaters’ Decision to Pull ‘The Interview': ‘It Is Disgraceful’

‘Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?’ director writes on Twitter

Last Updated: December 17, 2014 @ 1:20 PM

Judd Apatow is tweeting mad over a decision by several North American theater chains to pull Sony’s “The Interview” in wake of terrorist threats.

A frequent collaborator of “Interview” star Seth Rogen, Apatow finds it “disgraceful” that film won’t be shown across the country, wondering “will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?”

The “This Is 40” director isn’t convinced a group believed to be representing North Korea is behind Tuesday’s threat for an attack reminiscent  of September 11.

Regal, AMC and Cinemark are among chains that have pulled the comedy, costarring James Franco, from its scheduled Dec. 25 release date. Carmike dropped the movie on Tuesday night and Canada’s largest theater chain, Cineplex, has also pulled the film and removed showtime information previously listed on their website.

In addition to those major chains, Landmark has canceled its scheduled New York premiere of the film on Thursday.


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