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North Korea thriller starring Steve Carell has been canceled

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Here we go.

Deadline is reporting that New Regency has decided to cancel a "paranoid thriller" set in North Korea that was being developed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and set to star Steve Carell. Production was set to begin in March.

According to sources speaking to Deadline, "under the current circumstances, it just makes no sense to move forward." Those circumstances include a massive hack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment — allegedly because of its movie The Interview, a comedy wherein Seth Rogen and James Franco play journalists who are asked by the CIA to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Just today, America's biggest theaters have opted not to show the film following threats of physical violence from the Sony hackers.