Well, Merry Christmas to everyone — from Gawker to our very own POTUS — who condemned Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel the release of The Interview after the cyber hacks heard ’round the world (aka Sony’s public relations nightmare). The film company has pedaled back and decided to release the Seth Rogan and James Franco flick on Dec. 25 after all — in select independent theaters across the country. According to a statement from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton on Tuesday, “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.” Feeling patriotic yet?
If so, do your duty as an American and make your way to Williamsburg Cinemas or the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers if you’re staying local. Or if you’re away for the holidays, watch at one of these theaters, courtesy of our sister pub, The Hollywood Reporter.
As of this morning, YouTube, Google, Microsoft and other online platforms have even jumped on board, Sony has confirmed. Happy holidays, indeed.