Sony defends decision to shelve release of 'The Interview,' saying studio 'had no choice'

December 19, 2014 10:45 PM

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Sony Pictures Entertainment defended its decision Friday to shelve the comedy film "The Interview" amid a massive hacking attack, saying it had "no choice" to cancel the movie's Dec. 25 release.

The statement was released hours after President Obama, speaking at an afternoon press conference, said he believed the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing the film, the plot of which centers on a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The film has ignited a debate ...

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