Sony still deciding where to stream ‘The Interview’

December 22, 2014, 1:05 PM UTC
James Franco;Seth Rogen
Sook (Diana Bang) with Aaron (Seth Rogen) and Dave (James Franco) in Columbia Pictures' THE INTERVIEW.
Photograph by Ed Araquel — Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment is still weighing where and how to release “The Interview” after theaters canceled viewings amid threats of violence.

Some reports have named Crackle, Sony’s free online streaming service, as the distribution venue, but studio spokeswoman Lauren Condoluci of Rubenstein Communications told Re/code that Sony is “still exploring options for distribution.”

The movie could eventually end up on Crackle, however the studio reiterated that there was no final decision as of yet.

Crackle is Sony’s free, advertising-supported streaming service. It features a collection of Sony Pictures’ movies and television shows, including Jerry Seinfeld’s web-only series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Parent-company Sony also owns PlayStation, which features its own streaming service.

Sony Picture’s lawyer David Boies confirmed that “The Interview” will be released during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

“Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed,” he said. “What Sony is trying to do is to get the picture out to the public but at the same time to be sure the rights of its employees and the rights of the movie going public are going to be protected.”
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