'The Interview' Now Available Via YouTube, Google Play

Despite #GOP’s, the hacker group claiming responsibility for the massive data breach at Sony Pictures, efforts to make sure “The Interview” is never shown in theaters, such is not the case. While Sony originally announced that the movie would not be shown in theaters, it later rescinded that decision and will be showing the movie in select theaters. However, Google has announced that “The Interview” is now available on YouTube and Google Play.

According to Google chief legal officer David Drummond, Sony had been contacting various companies to ask if they would make “The Interview” available online. While Google was eager to help, Drummond stated that the security implications were Google’s main concern.

“Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day,” wrote Drummond in a blog post. “But after discussing all the issues, 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).”

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Those who wish to see “The Interview,” without having to find a theater that is showing it, can now rent it for $5.99 or buy it for $14.99.

In the meantime, Sony is still handling the fallout from the data breach which resulted in the release of social security numbers, movie scripts being stolen, and even its employees being threatened. Further threats were leveled against moviegoers as the Guardians of Peace threatened 9/11-style attacks on movie theaters that showed “The Interview.”

The FBI officially announced that North Korea was behind the data breach though the country has denied the allegation.