Sony Plans to Release The Interview After Pulling It: “It Will Be Distributed”

James Franco and Seth Rogen
James Franco and Seth Rogen's comedy The Interview will be released, a Sony lawyer says. Courtesy Columbia Pictures

Those anxious to see the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy that was the cause of the massive Sony hack can rest easy. On Sunday, Dec. 21, Sony's company attorney David Boies said that The Interview will be released, just not in its original slot for Christmas Day. 

"Sony only delayed this," Boies said on NBC's Meet the Press (via The Daily Beast). "Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed." 

The entertainment company originally pulled the film when terrorist threats were made against theater chains that chose to play the film. The Sony hack was a company-wide infiltration that resulted in leaked emails, Social Security numbers, and salaries. 

Following Sony's decision to pull the movie, numerous celebrities have spoken out and President Obama also made a statement on the subject saying the company "made a mistake" by caving to the demands of the hackers, who have since been linked to North Korea. The country has since spoken out calling the claims "groundless slander" and offering a joint investigation into the hack. 

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