Actors James Franco and Seth Rogen celebrated on social media this afternoon after learning that "The Interview" would be released. 

The much talked-about comedy will see a limited Christmas Day release, FoxNews.com reported.

The move comes after the studio's widely criticized move to cancel the movie's release following threats from hackers who crippled the company's infrastructure and published the private information of thousands of employees and business associates.

"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," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. "At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."

 

 

VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY!

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On "The Real Story" this afternoon, Adam Housley reported the latest details from L.A. on the movie's limited release. 

Watch his report above. 

The White House applauded the decision in a statement. 

"The President applauds Sony's decision to authorize screenings of the film. 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 theaters allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome that outcome," said Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz.