Sony Pictures has reportedly authorized a limited release of The Interview on Christmas Day. The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and an Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Texas have both announced plans to show the film.
Two sources have confirmed to CNN that the films will be shown on Christmas.
Going live by phone on @CNN right now -- two sources now confirming that "The Interview" WILL play in limited release on Christmas Day...
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 23, 2014
"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, in a statement. "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," Lynton's statement read. "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."
The Interview star Seth Rogen has also confirmed the film's release:
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
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