Rogen: Watch it in a theater -- or invite friends over

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Seth Rogen says comedies are "best viewed in a theater full of people." So that's the way he'd like people to see his new film, "The Interview."

But he tweets that people watching it at home can always "call some friends over."

"The Interview" can now be streamed online or purchased by people at home -- a day before it appears in hundreds of theaters around the country. This, just days after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled the release of the film, following a hacking attack and threats of terrorism.

His co-star, James Franco, tweeted, "Thank you SONY!!!!!!!" He told people on Facebook that if they take a picture of themselves watching the film, he will "like" it.

Rogen and Franco play journalists tasked by the CIA with killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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APPHOTO CAET199: FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, right, and James Franco attend the premiere of the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" in Los Angeles. Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, that it released Rogen and Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms: "You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT ... NOW!! ... Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah." - Rogen on Twitter moments after "The Interview" became available. "Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! ... Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!" - Franco on Twitter shortly after "The Interview" became available. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File) (11 Dec 2014)

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