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Studio Cancels North Korea Thriller with Steve Carrell

Following Sony’s lead, another studio is scrapping plans for a North Korea–related film. Via Deadline:

New Regency has scrapped another project that was to be set in North Korea. The untitled thriller, set up in October, was being developed by director Gore Verbinski as a vehicle for Foxcatcher star Steve Carell. The paranoid thriller written by Steve Conrad was going to start production in March.

Carrell is likely not happy about the preemptive surrender. Responding to Sony’s decision to pull The Interview yesterday, the actor tweeted:

https://twitter.com/SteveCarell/status/545360994923323392

Carrell might consider signing on. It’s one movie that would actually get made.