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'The Interview' To Play Select Theaters on Christmas Day, Will Be Available Via VOD

In the latest update from the major Sony hack designed to shut down The Interview, Sony is now allowing several theaters to screen the movie on Christmas day.

Two independent movie theaters, the Plaza Atlanta theater and Alamo Drafthouse, announced the news on Twitter after many major movie houses said last week that they would not be showing the controversial film after terror threats came through.

THR is also reporting that Sony will offer the film as a VOD option so it can be available to the greater public.

The Interview stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, and was originally scheduled to be released on Christmas Day before the major hack shut the operation down.

Click inside for another tweet from a different movie theater… More Here! »

'The Interview' Facebook & Twitter Accounts Deleted After Movie Release Cancelled

Two social media accounts for The Interview have just been deleted after the film’s release was cancelled by Sony earlier this week.

It is unclear if Sony had made the decision to remove the Facebook and Twitter accounts or if hackers had disabled them themselves.

Before the Facebook account was deleted, the movie had more than 366,000 followers, while the film’s Twitter page (@TheInterview) had 35,100 followers. Currently, the Twitter account says, “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted yet,” which indicates that the account is inactive.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the removal of The Interview‘s social media accounts?

James Flacco: Obama Slips Up on James Franco's Name (Video)

If you were watching President Obama‘s year end press conference, you may have noticed his slip up on James Franco‘s name when talking about the movie The Interview and the Sony hack scandal.

“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco,” the president said. “I love Seth and I love James, but the notion that that was a threat to them I think gives you some sense of the kind of regime we’re talking about here.”

We have a feeling that Obama might have been confusing James with the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco! Watch the video from the press conference below:


President Obama On Seth Rogen, ‘James Flacco’ Movie

Sony Hackers Send Out New Threat After 'The Interview' Pulled

It looks like the Sony hackers aren’t going away just yet!

The unknown hackers, who have been confirmed to be working for North Korea, sent out emails to several Sony employees after the studio decided to cancel the release of their upcoming film The Interview, which starred James Franco and Seth Rogen.

“Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy,” the hackers wrote in an email.

The hacker added, “We still have your private and sensitive data and claims that they will ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble. And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the latest threats from the Sony hackers?

Seth Rogen Arrives at Sony Studios After Defending 'The Interview' on 'The Colbert Report' (Video)

Seth Rogen makes his way out of a car while arriving at Sony Pictures Studios with a bodyguard on Thursday (December 18) in Culver City, Calif.

That same day, the 32-year-old actor’s pal and Interview costar James Franco was spotted leaving the New Museum on the Bowery before heading to the Park Avenue Armory with friends in New York City.

“We did not think [North Korea] would love the concept of the movie to be totally honest,” Seth recently said on The Colbert Report before the movie and press tour was cancelled. “But more than anything we wanted to make a movie that had one foot in reality. That’s something we as filmmakers like and think is interesting as audience members as well.”

He continued, “I personally think it is appropriate to make jokes about real things. We thought maybe we could inject some slight relevance.”


Seth Rogen Talks The Interview on The Colbert Report

40+ pictures inside of Seth Rogen and James Franco on separate coasts… More Here! »

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James Franco Gets His Mind Off 'The Interview' with Lady Gaga's Help!

James Franco is in a great mood while meeting up with Lady Gaga at a holiday party held on Wednesday evening (December 17) in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor was also joined by singer Courtney Love, artist Marina Abromavic, and the MoMA’s curator Klaus Biesenbach.

James appeared to be in good spirits just hours after news broke that Sony Pictures has canceled the release of his film The Interview, which was scheduled to hit theaters next week.

Earlier in the day, James took in the matinee performance of Cabaret and even mocked Shia LaBeouf‘s arrest at the musical when tweeting his review. Read it below!

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'The Interview' Won't Be Available on Video on Demand After Sony Pulled Plug on Theater Release

There is even more bad news for people who want to see The Interview after Sony made the tough decision to pull the film today (December 17).

Earlier in the day, the film was pulled from major theaters following threats from the Sony hackers, which are reportedly being backed by North Korea.

Since the movie release was cancelled, the James Franco and Seth Rogen-starring film will not be available on Video on Demand either.

“Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” Sony said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

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