In case you missed it, Sony has decided to release “The Interview” on Christmas Day after all. Well, it’ll be a “limited” release, but a release nonetheless.

Here’s Sony’s official statement, via Deadline Hollywood:

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Interview will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on Christmas Day.

“We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. “At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.”

“I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month. While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.”


Public reaction to the news is pretty mixed so far:

Yeah, Rogen and Franco are all kinds of psyched:

Seth Rogen and James Franco

And speaking of the president …

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Seth Rogen James Franco

OK, so, disturbing photo aside, “Obacco” was pretty well played. Even though President Obama didn’t actually do anything to help the movie, he was due for a jab over his cringetastic “James Flacco” flub. Glad Franco didn’t let that one go.



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