Contributed by: Tami Benedict
Sony has just announced that the controversial comedy “The Interview” will premier in specific locations 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,” Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony said 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.
So far, Alamo’s Dallas Theatre, Alamo’s Drafthouse in DC, and Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre have announced that they will screen it. “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!” tweeted actor and director of the film, Seth Rogen.
Speculations are circling that this may have all just been a huge publicity stunt – but really, what are the chances of this much effort going into theaters not agreeing to show your multi-million dollar film.
BBC just tweeted that Sony is “proud to have stood up” to those trying to “suppress free speech” confirming the release of The Interview on Christmas Day. They also added that a White House spokesman said that President Obama “applauds” Sony’s decision.
This story is still developing. More will be added as it progresses.