CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle announced today that the streaming service is the first advertising video on demand (AVOD) player that has signed on to stream The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
"At Crackle, we always try to push the envelope when it comes to our own original programming and we're happy to say the same for our licensed content," said Eric Berger, EVP Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television and GM, Crackle. "We are proud to be the first to distribute the film directly to consumers in the ad-supported window."
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show 'Skylark Tonight.' When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to 'take out' Kim Jong-un.
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world's connected audience. Available in 21 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; the first ever made for digital movie EXTRACTION, starring Danny Glover; Sports Jeopardy! With Dan Patrick and the two-time Emmy® nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required.