James Franco and Seth Rogen have taken to their respective social media accounts to celebrate the fact that some theaters will show The Interview on Christmas Day after all. Sony, which previously canceled the release of the film following a threat from hackers, announced today that the film will indeed have a limited release.
Franco credited President Obama with helping to save the film:
VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters… http://t.co/0KyZQAB6cf
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) December 23, 2014
He later made a joke about President Obama’s mispronunciation of his name.
Franco’s extended Instagram caption continues: “I MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! Sorry!!!” Rogen, who hadn’t tweeted at all since Dec. 16, wrote:
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