After being pulled from its original release date due to last November’s massive hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the cyber-attack action thriller The Throwaways has scored a new release date on the parent company’s Crackle platform. The film was originally set for a December 16, 2014 launch, but was shelved by Sony when hackers breached their systems on November 24, resulting in the release of a trove of sensitive emails and documents. The film will now be available for streaming on Crackle beginning January 30.
In the film, Sam Huntington (the crowd-funded Veronica Mars film) portrays a notorious hacker forced to work with the CIA in exchange for his freedom. He forms a team of ‘Throwaways’ – people in the organization deemed expendable – to help track down another cyber-attacker. James Caan (The Godfather), Katie McGrath, Kevin Dillon (TV’s Entourage) and Christian Hilborg round out the cast. Tony Bui directs, from a script by Michael Arlen Ross and Don Handfield. Check out the trailer above.