LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several movie theaters Tuesday announced via social media they will screen Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” on Christmas Day.
At least three theaters tweeted that the film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, will be shown Thursday despite recent controversy caused by a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony made an announcement last week canceling the film’s theatrical release after several of the largest movie theaters chains said they would not show it.
The company was hacked by a group identified as “Guardians of Peace” over their new film, which is a comedy about the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
The incident was considered a matter of national security, prompting an investigation by the FBIand the NSA.