Sony to Release 'The Interview’

Studio Pursuing Multiplatform Play for Controversial Film

Sony Pictures Entertainment will release The Interview on Christmas Day in a limited number of theaters and possibly across multiple platforms.

The move follows the company’s decision Dec. 17 to cancel the film’s scheduled nationwide theatrical release. At the time, Sony said in a statement that it had “no further release plans for the film,” including video on-demand. Speculation had shifted toward a VOD release when plans to scuttle the theatrical release became known.

A statement Tuesday from Sony Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton indicated that the release of the comedy, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco (pictured)  now could expand to include VOD or other non-theatrical platforms.

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