Rogen, who co-directed, co-wrote and stars in the film about bumbling journalists attempting to assassinate Kim Jong-un of North Korea, tweeted that “Freedom has prevailed!”
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
Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote and co-directed with creative partner Rogen, expressed that they were “humbled & overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support for their film.
Franco, known for his eccentric social media presence, even joked about President Obama flubbing his name.
Randall Park, who plays Jong-un in “The Interview,” also thanked fans on Twitter.
Sony had announced on Dec. 17 that it would pull “The Interview” from theaters after the studio was hacked and received threats of physical violence for distributing the film. The FBI has since confirmed that North Korea was linked to the hacking.