Budget data and actors' pay in Seth Rogen film leaked following Sony hacking

Hackers who infiltrated Sony Pictures' computers released the budget for The Interview, the Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea, reported Bloomberg News. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hackers who infiltrated Sony Pictures' computers released the budget for The Interview, the Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea, reported Bloomberg News. -- PHOTO: AFP

Los Angeles - Hackers who infiltrated Sony Pictures' computers released the budget for The Interview, the Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea, reported Bloomberg News.

The latest documents containing the information were posted on Wednesday on file-sharing site Pastebin.

Sony investigators have linked the Nov 24 hacking to a group associated with a North Korean regime unhappy with the Rogen film about a plot to assasinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The data about The Interview, which opens in the United States on Dec 25, are among sensitive information exposed following the hacking.

According to the leaked information, the film cost US$44 million (S$57.8 million) to make.

Rogen's fee for the film is more than US$8.4 million. Co-star James Franco received US$6.5 million, while Britney Spears-ex Kevin Federline is getting US$5,000 for a cameo.

One props item, budgeted at US$250, reads as a "table of weed, coke, pills and panties" and came in at US$241, reported Bloomberg.

Meanwhile, Sony is going ahead with media screenings for the movie.

Rogen has also denied on Twitter a report which said he would not attend a screening in Denver.