Seth Rogen, James Franco and others react to restored release of 'The Interview'

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Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Tuesday that it will release Seth Rogen and James Franco's embattled North Korean satire, "The Interview," in some theaters on Christmas.

— "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!" — Rogen on Twitter.

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— "VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY! CELEBRATING!!!!! "The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco saved by President Obacco! I MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! Sorry!!!" — Franco on Instagram.

— "Can't wait for Ben Affleck's film about the making, marketing and release of "The Interview." #OscarWatch2019" — "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy on Twitter.

— "We are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech." — Sony Entertainment chief Michael Lynton in a statement.

— "''The Interview" to screen Xmas day in Austin & Atlanta. So our free speech is finally safe again. Glad that's over. #Sony" — Actor Harry Shearer on Twitter.