Though The Interview will be playing in select theaters on Christmas, it will be available online one day early (December 24)!
The James Franco and Seth Rogen film will be available to rent at 10:00 a.m. PST in HD on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft’s Xbox Video, and the Seetheinterview.com for the price of $5.99. Not only can you rent, you can also buy the movie for $14.99!
“It has always been Sony’s intention to have a national platform on which to release this film,” Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment Michael Lynton shared in a statement. “With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, December 17th, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. We are pleased we can now join with our partners to offer the film nation-wide today.”
He added, “We never stopped pursuing as wide a release as possible for The Interview. It was essential for our studio to release this movie, especially given the assault upon our business and our employees by those who wanted to stop free speech. We chose the path of digital distribution first so as to reach as many people as possible on opening day, and we continue to seek other partners and platforms to further expand the release.”
Netflix is reportedly in talks to stream the film. Stay tuned for more details.