It seems that Seth Rogen and James Franco’s comedy ‘The Interview’ is drawing more attention than initially expected. North Korea initially sent out a firm warning to the United States to not release the upcoming comedy flick, threatening with “merciless counter-measures“. The big fuss is about the duo heading to the Asian country to interview Kim Jong Un. Franco stars as a talk show host, and Rogen his producer as they go to “the most dangerous country on earth” to sit down with the world’s most notorious dictator. They end up being recruited by the CIA to assist with the plans to take down the infamous leader.
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In a letter sent by North Korea’s Ambassador for the United Nations, Ja Song Nam took up the matter about the movie without revealing the title. He expresses displeasure over a plot that “involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership.”
Ja said in a statement:
“To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war,”
“The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism,”
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“Neighbors” helmer Evan Goldberg is back for another run with Rogen who also starred in the college humor comedy. Franco and Rogen are joined by Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, and Timothy Simons. “The Interview” is set to be released October 10 this year.
Official synopsis for ‘The Interview’:
“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 dictator 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 two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.”