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Good news for those who wanted to see the most anticipated movie of the year!
Despite numerous threats from of 9/11-style terror attacks from a hacker group called Guardians of Peace, Sony Pictures has allowed a limited amount of theatres in the U.S. to screen the controversial film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco on Christmas Day.
The hacker group, reportedly backed by North Korea, objects to the film’s depiction of the assignation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Numerous members of Hollywood have praised the entertainment giant for reversing their decision, including President Barack Obama!
“The president applauds Sony’s decision to authorize screenings of the film,” said Obama spokesman Eric Schultz. “As the president made clear, we are a country that believes in free speech, and the right of artistic expression. The decision made by Sony and participating theatres allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome that outcome.”
Meanwhile in Canada, a Torontonian has organized a screening for the flick in the city. A date has been set for the screening on January 8th- with the venue location settled as soon as enough people show interest in the event.
Click here to see the event details.
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