Netflix and Crackle will offer The Interview to customers this weekend
If you have yet to see ‘The Interview,’ the now famous film that caused North Korean hackers to threaten attacks on America if shows, then you can soon watch the film on Netflix or Crackle. The two streaming services announced this week that they offer the movie via-streaming. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco.
“At Crackle, we always try to push the envelope when it comes to our own original programming and we’re happy to say the same for our licensed content,” said Eric Berger, EVP Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television and GM, Crackle. “We are proud to be the first to distribute the film directly to consumers in the ad-supported window.”
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight.’ When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to ‘take out’ Kim Jong-un.