Update: Several theaters have now reported that "Team America: World Police" has been pulled from their schedule, including the Plaza Atlanta and Cleveland's Capitol Theater. According to Deadline, the Alamo Drafthouse has also pulled their showings, "due to circumstances beyond our control."
MTV News reached out for comment from the theaters, with David Huffman of Cleveland Cinemas stating that they were told by Paramount Pictures -- who released "Team America" -- that, "the film has been pulled from release." The theater had booked the film in October as part of their midnight series for 2015, "But will now have to find an alternate title."
As for the Alamo Drafthouse, they issued us the following statement: "We can confirm that the screening of 'Team America' was cancelled as the film was pulled from release. We are issuing refunds to those that purchased tickets."
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“We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,” creative manager and programmer James Wallace told THR.
With the tagline “Putting the ‘F’ Back in Freedom,” “Team America” is a comedy-action thriller that uses marionettes instead of actors. The plot centers around the assassination of Kim Jong-il, the father of the current leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, who Seth Rogen and James Franco are tasked with assassinating in “The Interview.”
The theater’s Richardson, Texas location will screen the replacement movie on Saturday, December 27 at 7 p.m.
“With cap guns for everyone … for free,” Wallace told The Dallas Morning News. “Because you can’t spell freedom without free.”
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