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You'll Be Able To See 'The Interview' In Oregon Afterall

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Though it won't have its big Christmas Day debut, "The Interview" will make it to Oregon eventually.

The controversial comedy, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR reports that threats were made against Sony Pictures after a group hacked the studio's emails, which prompted many large theater chains to say they wouldn't carry the film.

Some theaters are now saying they will show the movie Dec. 25, when it was originally slated to hit the big screen. So far, the soonest "The Interview" will be in Oregon is Jan. 2, but KPTV reports that you'll have to go to Dallas, Oregon's Fox Theater to see it.

In a statement, Sony chairman and CEO Michael Lynton said: "We have never given up on releasing 'The Interview' and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day."

Previously, a Montavilla theater manager had said to the International Business Times that the theater would "absolutely play 'The Interview,'" but it may now hold back on screening the film.

"Sony has worded a letter that any theater that shows it could be tried for 'criminal negligence' should anything happen," said The Academy theater spokesman Dannon Dripps in an interview with Willamette Week. "The decision should be made soon. We have to have word from all partners."

The number of theaters and locations of theaters that plan to show "The Interview" haven't been released.

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