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The Interview: Studios failed to close ranks to protect interests and freedom of speech

Hollywood is known for going to extreme lengths to protect its commercial interests. Generally, when the industry is threatened, the studios will close ranks. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a formidable lobbying organisation which has often made foreign governments back down.

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A still from 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan (right) and James Franco

Sony confirms The Interview will not be released on any home entertainment platform

There will be no DVD or video on demand streaming of the controversial film

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Sony hack timeline: What happened – and who has it affected so far?

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The Interview: Sony Pictures cancels release of Kim Jong-Un assassination film as intelligence officials link cyber-attacks to North Korea

The film tells the story of two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

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