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“The People Have Spoken!” Seth Rogen, James Franco Praise Sony's Decision

Call it a Christmas miracle.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday that it will release “The Interview” in select theaters, a week after the studio pulled the controversial satire in the wake of terrorist threats against the studio and theaters that intended to screen it.

At an event discussing the intersection of sports and social change in San Jose on Tuesday, 49ers CEO Jed York addressed the team's search for a new coach and GM.

"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," Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, said in a statement. "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."

Many, including president Obama, had criticized Sony’s decision to shelf the film.

"We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States," he said. "Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like."

Sony’s move has garnered wide-spread praise from Hollywood, and the movie’s stars, on social media.

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