The Sony hack reveals the pricetag of THE INTERVIEW and so much more

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The Interview is starting to look like a very expensive movie for Sony. The film is believed to have been at the heart of a large hack attack on the studio’s servers, allegedly perpetrated by North Korean hackers to make good on their threat that if the movie is not stopped, it would go to war. Well, they forgot to mention cyber-war, but the point was made regardless. Why does North Korea hate The Interview? It’s a Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy about assassinating the leader of the DPRK. Obviously they just don’t like Frogen.


The hack has already leaked several of Sony’s unreleased movies online, alongside a horde of other information. The best so far is a 250-page document about The Interview, detailing several interesting facts, including Rogen and Franco’s salaries, some odd prop info and a wealth of details on celeb cameos in the movie. The Fusion gave the best breakdown:

– The Interview‘s total budget: $44 million.

– Seth Rogen and James Franco were paid $6.5 million each.

Rogen’s total is $8.4 million, including writing, producing and directing duties, plus a $20,000 perk fund.

Rogen and Franco got paid $9,500 and $6,000 respectively to drive themselves to the set.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z made cameos and were paid $10,000 apiece plus first-class plane tickets.

Britney Spears’ ex Kevin Federline made a cameo too for $5,000.

A ‘Korean advisor’ and ‘military advisor’ was hired for the film.

The studio hired a drone pilot for aerial shots, at a cost of $2,658.

More camoes: Zooey Deschanel, Michael Vick, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Two tigers, complete with veterinarian, trainers, and accommodation cost nearly $74,000.

‘A table of weed, coke, pills and panties’ prop item cost $241.

Last Updated: December 8, 2014

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