Crackle Delays Release of ‘The Throwaways’ Amid Sony Hack-Attack
The script for “The Throwaways,” which follows a gifted hacker captured by the CIA and forced to work for them, hits a little close to home. Earlier this month, a trove of Sony’s internal documents — including salary figures and salacious emails — were stolen by a hacker group called the Guardians of Peace. The attack has forced Sony to play defense as new information about the studio and its projects comes to light. One such piece of information — Sony has explored selling a majority stake in Crackle, which it acquired in 2006.
First reported by The Wrap, Sony and Crackle now hope to move the film to January, when things have hopefully calmed down.
Originally announced during Crackle’s 2014 Newfront, “The Throwaways” was written by Michael Ross (“Turistas”), and directed by Tony Bui (“Three Seasons”). The cast includes Sam Huntington (“Being Human”), Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”), and James Caan (“The Godfather”).
Executive producers include Renner alongside Don Handfield through their production company The Combine.Tags: Crackle, Crackle Originals, DCNF programming, feature film, Jeremy Renner, Production News, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Combine, the throwaways