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A backlash for Sony.

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Sony will release The Interview in a limited number of theatres on Christmas Day just days after scrapping the film's planned release when a threat from cyber hackers prompted America's five largest cinema chains to cancel screenings.

"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," said Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures, in a statement, writes Shannon Bond in New York.

Two independent theatres - Atlanta's Plaza Atlanta and the Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse chain - said on Twitter they would show the film, a Seth Rogen comedy about a farcical assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The US has said it believes North Korea was behind the hacking attack on Sony, which included leaked emails of top Sony Pictures executives and vast amounts of employees' personal data.

Sony has said it has been looking for alternative ways of releasing the film, such as a video on demand service. Mr Lynton said on Tuesday that the limited theatrical screenings were "only the first step of the film's release".

"We are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."

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