Seth Rogen, James Franco Celebrate 'The Interview' Release
Hollywood weighs in on Sony's slight reversal
Sony's announcement Tuesday that it would release The Interview in select theaters on Christmas Day, less than a week after the studio said it wouldn't proceed with the film's planned release, quickly prompted celebratory tweets from stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, who'd both remained silent publicly after Sony's decision last week.
Following Sony's announcement that it had canceled the release of The Interview, many in Hollywood condemned the studio for giving in to terrorist threats. So after Sony said it would release the film in select theaters after all, many stars took to social media to praise the move.
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
"The Interview" to screen Xmas day in Austin & Atlanta. So our free speech is finally safe again. Glad that's over. #Sony— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) December 23, 2014
Thanks to everyone who didn't give up on our movie! @Sethrogen & I are humbled & overwhelmed by your support. Hope you enjoy the film!— Evan Goldberg (@evandgoldberg) December 23, 2014