'The Interview' Heads to Netflix on January 24

Posted Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST by
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The controversial film will be available to stream on Netflix this Saturday.   

Netflix has announced plans to bring Sony's 'The Interview' to its streaming service on January 24, just 30 days after its limited theatrical release and digital pay-per-view premiere. In addition, Netflix has also revealed an August 26 premiere date for its first original feature film, 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.' The movie is also expected to screen in select IMAX theaters that same day.

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 dictator 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 two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

A monthly Netflix subscription currently starts at $7.99 for SD streaming, $8.99 for HD streaming, and $11.99 for Ultra HD streaming. The service is available on a variety of smart TVs and media players, including the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku 3, Apple TV and Chromecast.

Sources: Engadget, Netflix

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