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Threats force Sony to cancel plans to release "The Interview" in theaters

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Sony Pictures says it's canceled the Christmas Day release of the comedy movie "The Interview," and says it has "no further release plans for the film."

In the movie, James Franco and Seth Rogen play journalists becoming involved in a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea is being blamed for making terror threats against theaters carrying the movie and for hacking of private Sony emails and other information.

A U.S. official says federal investigators have established a link between the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea.  It is unclear how the federal government will respond.

A spokeswoman for the National Security Council says the U.S. is "considering a range of options."

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