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James Franco To Star In Hulu’s Stephen King Series ‘11/22/63’

The Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Interview” star has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s original series “11/22/63,” adapted from Stephen King‘s 2011 bestseller of the same name. – Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety
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‘The Interview’ is available for viewing on Netflix

[T]he movie Kim Jong Un preferred you didn’t see is now available if you have a Netflix subscription (and an account in US or Canada). Whether or not watching The Interview is a good idea is still a matter of taste/importance, but at this point it really couldn’t get any easier (at least until it comes to Sony’s Crackle service for free ad-supported streaming at some point in the future.) – Richard Lawler, Engadget
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‘The Interview’ Makes $40 Million Online and On-Demand

“The Interview” has generated over $40 million in rentals and sales, Sony Pictures reports. In addition, “The Interview” has been rented or purchased online and through cable, satellite, and telecom providers more than 5.8 million times from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Sunday, January 18, 2015. […] “We always said that we would get the movie to the greatest audience possible,” said [CEO Michael Lynton]. “Achieving over $40 million in digital sales is a significant milestone.” – Brent Lang, Variety
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‘The Interview’ Scores $31M In VOD Sales For Sony

Cable, satellite, and telecom VOD numbers are in for Sony’s The Interview, and surprise! Seth Rogen and James Franco’s controversial comedy “is Sony Pictures’ #1 online film of all time,” the studio trumpeted today. While Sony’s limited theatrical release brought in $5 million, The Interview notched a whopping $31 million with 4.3 million transactions from film rentals and sales between December 24 and January 4. All hail the new distribution future? – Jen Yamato, Deadline Hollywood
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‘The Interview’ Tumbles at Box Office as VOD, Streaming Expand

“The Interview” now available on virtually every major cable, satellite and online platform, it doesn’t make sense to apply typical box-office logic when assessing the commercial success of the film. The more significant figure last weekend was the $15 million that the R-rated comedy grossed in online rentals and sales. Sony elected to make the film available at several streaming sites the day before its Christmas Day theatrical debut. This weekend’s grosses from VOD and streaming numbers are likely to be released in the next few days, but expect them to be significantly larger than the box office. – Todd Cunningham,The Wrap
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RPT-As ‘Interview’ takes streaming plunge, Hollywood tests waters

The experiment, a last-ditch effort by the unit of Sony Corp to keep “The Interview” alive despite a cyberattack on the studio and threats to movie theaters, has shown the technology works and people like it.
That outcome could embolden studios to shorten wait times between theatrical release and VOD and put more small films on same-day distribution. New platforms could muscle their way into movie streaming after seeing a relative VOD novice such as Google’s YouTube Movies score with “The Interview.” – Eric Kelsey & Lisa Richwine,Reuters
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