The Interview
Seth Rogen and James Franco on The Interview's poster. Colombia Pictures

A hack targeting Sony Pictures, which has already revealed the salaries of its top executives and led to the leaks of films such as Annie and Mr Turner, has now revealed how much Seth Rogen and James Franco got paid to star in upcoming comedy The Interview.

The leaks reveal Seth Rogen took home $8.4m (£5.4m) for his work on the movie, while Franco earned $6.5m (£4.1m) – which amounts to a large chunk of the film's apparent $44m (£28m) budget.

Britney Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline, was also paid $5,000 for a cameo in the film.

In The Interview, Rogen and Franco play a TV personality and his producer tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the leader grants them an interview. North Korea has strongly criticised the film and was at one point believed to be involved in the cyber-attack.

However, Sony Pictures was unable to prove North Korea were involved.

North Korea has denied its involvement, with a Pyongyang diplomat saying: "Linking us to the Sony hacking is another fabrication targeting the country. My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy."

The FBI are currently investigating the hacking, which is one of the largest in history.