Steve Carell’s North Korea movie canceled after Sony hack

Hollywood cans 'Pyongyang,' a thriller set in North Korea.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Dec 17, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:12 pm CDT

Just hours after Sony canceled the release of The Interview following a cyberattack that reportedly will be blamed by the U.S. on North Korea, New Regency just canceled Pyongyang, a thriller starring Steve Carell, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The movie, which was scheduled to start shooting in March 2015, was about a Westerner accused of espionage in North Korea. The plot focuses in on Korean propaganda and its absurdities.

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The movie, based on a graphic novel by Canadian Guy Delisle, was going to be directed by Gore Verbinski who has worked on three Pirates of the Caribbean films among other projects.

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*First Published: Dec 17, 2014, 8:55 pm CST