About Face: Sony to Release "The Interview" on Christmas Day

Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco use social media to voice support for decision to release film.
1:51 | 12/23/14

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Transcript for About Face: Sony to Release "The Interview" on Christmas Day
breaking headline and the Sony hack attack. Movie thee terms across the country defying North Korea, now saying they will show the movie after all. ABC's Tom llamas tonight. Hello, North Korea! Reporter: The film that survived hacks, threats and possible cyber warfare will finally hit the silver screen at independent theaters in the Dallas area, Atlanta and Cleveland, and tonight, that list is growing. When the picture hits the screen on Christmas day, I think the people of the United States are the ones that really won. Reporter: Movie Goers trying to buy tickets. Kim jong-un is not going to tell us what we're going to watch. I'm not the least bit worried about my own safety. Reporter: The stars of the film taking to social media. James Franco posting this photo on instagram, writing, "Victory. South rogen tweeting, "Freedom has revailed." Last week, sonyai sd they would not release the film. The group that hacked Sony's computers. Sony says, "We are proud to make it available to the public." You want to go kill Kim jong-un? Totally. Reporter: The FBI says north Korea directed the cyber attack. Upset over the film's plot, a fictional assassination of leader Kim jong-un. President Obama vowing the U.S. Would respond. And now, North Korea, which these satellite images has trouble keeping the lights on at night, having new cyber trouble. Knocked offline yesterday for nearly ten hours and at least twice again today. And tonight, the Obama administration not comment iing if the outage was a counterstrike. And we learned the president is applauding Sony's decision to authorized those screenings. Sony is hoping to have the movie on video on demand before the end of the year. David? Seems like an about face, Tom, thank you.

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