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'The Interview' To Be Available To Stream Online, View In Theaters

By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) - Controversial movie "The Interview" has gone from being pulled from theaters to a limited theatrical release along with streaming online.

The controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco movie will be available at 1 p.m. Wednesday to rent or buy on Google Play and YouTube Movies. It will also be available to Xbox Video customers and via

"Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be)," David Drummond, SVP Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, wrote on a blog.

The movie will cost $5.99 to stream, or can be purchased in HD for a price of $14.99, according to CBS News.

Initially, the controversial comedy that features the fictionalized death of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un was pulled by Sony over a hack the White House attributed to North Korea and threats of violence.

Sony announced Tuesday the movie will be shown in theaters Thursday including The State Theater in Ann Arbor, the State Wayne Theater in Wayne. Emagine Theatre in Canton will reportedly show it for free for one week starting Dec. 31.

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