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12/23/2014 01:52 pm ET

Seth Rogen & James Franco Rejoice After Sony Decides To Release 'The Interview'

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"The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco broke their silence on Tuesday, moments after Sony Pictures announced it would release the film after all.

Rogen took to Twitter to celebrate the victory:

And Franco took to Instagram:

VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY!

A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on



Both Rogen and Franco had remained quiet on subject of "The Interview" since they preemptively canceled press appearances on Dec. 16, the day before Sony Pictures announced it planned to scrap the film's Dec. 25 wide theatrical release.

On Tuesday, Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement that the company had not given up on releasing the film and had authorized screenings "in a number of theaters on Christmas Day." Additionally, he said the company is continuing their efforts to find other platforms to ensure that the movie "reaches the largest possible audience."

Sony's back flip on the decision comes days after President Barack Obama called the move "a mistake."

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