"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:
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
And Franco took to Instagram:
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."