Sony Hackers Promise to Deliver Large "Christmas Gift"
Recently leaked files include Crackle details, along with emails about Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith's kids
Hackers released a seventh cache of files leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment on Saturday, along with a promise of more to come.
Someone claiming to be a member of hacking group Guardians of Peace sent an email to journalists that listed two web addresses where new Sony information could be found.
The email also said that a "Christmas gift" would be arriving soon that will "put Sony Pictures into the worst state." Countless Sony files, revealing everything from embarrassing email threads to salary details, have been released online following a Nov. 24 cyberattack on the studio.
According to Recode, the newest batch of files includes a PowerPoint presentation given about Sony-backed video site Crackle.
The Daily Beast reports that Sony files released on Dec. 5 include emails from the studio's execs about several film stars.
One leaked exchange reportedly involved Columbia Pictures co-president of production Michael de Luca telling Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal that Ryan Gosling has expressed interested in appearing in the Ghostbusters reboot, with Pascal then asking whether Gosling would have any interest in Sinister Six or the Steve Jobs biopic.
In another newly leaked email, Pascal refers to Leonardo DiCaprio's decision to pull out of the Jobs film as "despicable."
In a third email, head of TriStar productions Tom Rothman forwarded Pascal a link to Will Smith's kids' comments from a recent T Magazine interview. Rothman included this message to Pascal: "1. Read this. 2. they r home schooled: don’t let this family date your movies!!!"