Sony Pictures has announced that The Interview will be given alimited theatrical release in the US on Christmas Day.
The move comes just a week after the company cancelled its release after suffering a devastating cyber attack.
Sony Chairman Michael Lynton said he was "excited" that the comedy, about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, would now be seen.
Two cinemas in Atlanta and Austin have already revealed screenings.
They said via social media that Sony Pictures had authorised them to show the film, which has caused escalating tension between the US and North Korea.
The US has blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, which has led to sensitive data and unreleased film material being leaked.
In the wake of threats against cinema chains that had planned to screen The Interview, Sony announced that the film's release would be pulled completely.
Major movie chains in the US are thought unlikely to take part in the release at this stage.
Mr Lynton said: "We are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theatres so this movie can reach the largest possible audience."
He also said he "hoped it would be the first step of the film's release".
The company has yet to reveal further details of its release plans, but there is also speculation that video on-demand (VOD) will be offered as part of the package.