SETH ROGEN: 'Freedom Has Prevailed!'

Seth rogenREUTERS/Kevork DjansezianSeth Rogen, who wrote and co-starred in ‘The Interview,’ during the premiere in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2014.

Sony has announced that it will allow certain theatres to release “The Interview” on Christmas Day despite recent threats to Sony Pictures.

Seth Rogen, who stars in the film alongside James Franco, tweeted the following after the announcement.

Here’s how Franco reacted on Twitter:

Sony came under fire after it decided to pull the movie’s theatrical debut. Earlier this week, President Obama called the move a “mistake” on Sony’s part.

For some industry experts, Sony’s decision to release the movie in select theatres may not come as too much of a surprise. Brent Lang, senior film and media reporter for Variety, said earlier this week that he believes there’s a “better than 50% chance” that Sony would end up releasing the film. 

Texas-based theatre chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema confirmed it will be showing the movie on Dec. 25. 

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