Sony Pictures releases 'The Interview' online

After reportedly being shelved for being shown on theaters last week, Sony Pictures recently confirmed that "The Interview" will be made available online via its partners and a dedicated website starting Christmas Eve in the US.

The James Franco and Seth Rogen action-comedy movie are now available on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and its dedicated website Currently, the movie is priced at $5.99 and may also be purchased in HD for $14.99. Some cinemas also organized midnight showings for those who are eager to watch the film on the big screen.

As of this writing, the movie is only available online for viewers in the US.

The movie was initially axed after hackers threatened the company of a 9/11-style violence if the airing will be pushed through. Guardians of Peace, the hackers behind the recent attacks against Sony, are believed to be acting on behalf of North Korea. "The Interview"'s fictional plot revolves on the assassination of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Watch the trailer of the controversial movie below:

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