Poster advertising The Interview at the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville, Florida, 23 December 2014
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Obama welcomes Sony decision to release The Interview

US President Obama has welcomed the announcement by Sony Pictures that it will release its controversial comedy The Interview in a limited number of US cinemas on Christmas Day.

Mr Obama had criticised the decision to withdraw screenings of the film which is about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Sony Pictures made the decision after its computer system was hacked; a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for the hack.

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 24 Dec 2014
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