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Youtube Tentatively Agrees To Stream The Interview

December 24, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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A day after Sony authorized screenings of “The Interview” in a limited number of theaters, it was revealed that the studio may also release the film via video-on-demand.

“The Interview” will be available to rent on YouTube, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who reports that the deals are still in negotiations. Stelter also reports that YouTube will probably not be the only service to offer the film this way. A representative for Sony was not immediately available for comment.

Last week, it was unclear if people would ever see “The Interview.” Following terror threats made by hackers against theaters that planned to show the film, major chains like AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, Cineplex Entertainment and Carmike Cinemas pulled “The Interview” from schedules. Sony then dropped the film from its release schedule.

Soon after, Sony was criticized by members of the Hollywood community and President Barack Obama, who called the cancellation “a mistake.” On Tuesday, Sony flipped its decision and announced that the film would make it to select theaters on Christmas Day, its previously scheduled release date. Independent movie theaters around the country amended their schedules to add showtimes.

On Tuesday, TheWrap reported that an on-demand release for “The Interview” was forthcoming to coincide with plans to show the film in more than 200 theaters nationwide. (Here’s a list of all the theaters showing “The Interview.”)

There were also rumors that Sony would release “The Interview” via Crackle, the streaming video service the company owns, but that speculation proved untrue. BitTorrent also said it would allow Sony to release the film via its platform.

Co-directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “The Interview” focuses on what happens when the C.I.A. enlists an entertainment journalist (James Franco) and his producer (Rogen) to assassinate Kim Jong Un (Randall Park).

You will likely now be able to watch the comedy as Rogen and Franco probably always intended: at home with a joint.

From the Huffington Post

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