‘The Interview’ back in cinemas for Christmas

SONY Pictures has announced a limited theatrical release of The Interview from Christmas Day.

There will be a number of theatres across the United States showing the film that prompted an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release.

Moviegoers celebrated the abrupt change of fortune for a film that appeared doomed, as The Interview began popping up in the listings of a handful of independent theatres on Tuesday.


“The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn’t give up!” said Rogen on Twitter.

Rogen, who stars in the film, hadn’t made any public comments throughout the surreal ordeal that began with hackers leaking Sony emails and culminated in a confrontation between the US and North Korea.

After hackers threatened violence against theatres showing the film, the nation’s largest theatre chains dropped The Interview.

Sony soon afterwards cancelled the film’s release altogether and removed mention of it from its websites.

But that decision drew widespread criticism, including from President Barack Obama, who chastised Sony for what he deemed “a mistake” that went against American principles of free speech.