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UPDATE: Sony's much-discussed film "The Interview" will be released at 1 p.m. EST on YouTube, Google Play and Xbox Video, Business Insider reported.

The film will cost $5.99 to rent or $14.99 to own, and will also be available through Sony's own website (though orders may take a while, as the site was experiencing extreme lag on Wednesday afternoon likely due to heavy traffic).

The movie that hackers tried to keep you from seeing could soon be available right on your computer.

CNN's Brian Stelter reported Wednesday morning that Sony Pictures Entertainment was in talks to release "The Interview" as a rental on YouTube on Thursday, Christmas Day — and that YouTube has tentatively agreed to the deal.

The Associated Press also reported that Sony and YouTube will stream the film Thursday.

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman) AP Photo/David Goldman

Hackers had threatened Sony over the release of the raunchy comedy, which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim JongUn.

After a series of damaging leaks, hackers vowed 9/11-level attacks if the film came out, prompting major theater chains to pull out of screening it. Last week, Sony formally shelved plans to release it, to much criticism.

On Tuesday, Sony confirmed that a number of independent theaters would screen the film, and, as it currently appears, it'll be available online as well.

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