After initially being pulled from release world-wide by Sony Pictures seemingly in response to a wide-scale hack last year, the the Seth Rogen/James Franco movie The Interview was finally released in the US on YouTube and various other streaming platforms on Christmas day last year. That geo-restriction has seemingly ended, with The Interview now available to Rent or Buy from Google Play.
The movie is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists who are given the opportunity to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the CIA, to assassinate him. The reviews for the movie aren’t great, with a 52% rating on movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes. Still, the movie has had quite the impact on popular culture, so if you’ve been waiting for the release, now is your chance.
You can rent the movie for $5.99 in SD ($6.99 for HD) or purchase it in SD format for $19.99 ($24.99 for HD). As a bonus, Chromecast owners can use their free rental credit to rent the movie.
If you’re not a James Franco/Seth Rogen fan, then you could always check out the ‘other’ The Interview movie from Hugo Weaving which has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has the added bonus of being far cheaper to rent or buy.
If you do want to check out what all the fuss is about, head over to Google Play Movies & TV and rent or buy The Interview now.