James Franco has never been shy about showing guy-on-guy affection, and that’s just what he and his costar in The Interview, Seth Rogen, did along with pal Nick Kroll to celebrate the fact that the film will be getting a theatrical release after all.
Franco posted a picture to Instagram showing the men having a three-way kiss yesterday, with the caption “CELEBRATING!!!!! ‘The Interview’ starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco saved by President Obacco! I MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! Sorry!!!” “Flacco” and “Obacco” are references to the president having flubbed Franco’s name during a recent press conference about the controversy surrounding the film.
Sony Pictures initially decided not to release the movie, about a plot to assassinate Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, because of threats of terrorist attacks on theaters. However, yesterday the studio announced that it would open in select theaters Christmas Day. It also is available via video on demand. Obama had said pulling the the film was a mistake, and he applauded Sony’s reversal.