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New York City theatre plans reading of 'The Interview' script 'in the name of free speech'

A South Korean army soldier walks near a TV screen showing an advertisement of Sony Picture's "The Interview," at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema _ of its own particular styling. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 22, 2014 - 12:41 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sony may have scrapped the release of the movie "The Interview," but it will be in at least at one theatre in New York City — onstage, that is.

Treehouse Theater said Monday it will put on a free reading of the film's script on Dec. 27, giving "an opportunity for people to come together in the name of free speech, in defiance of all who have threatened it."

Sony Pictures cancelled the release of the movie "The Interview," a comedy that revolves around the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after receiving threats of terrorist attacks from hackers.

The Treehouse production will feature members of the comic Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre and will be held in its 50-seat black box theatre.

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