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The first teaser for the latest film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, The Interview, came out last week and is already getting attention from a country that has very little Internet access. North Korea is not happy with the film, which stars Franco and Rogen as unexpected assassins sent to kill Kim Jong Un.
The trailer makes fun of Kim, who is seen puffing a giant cigar. Franco and Rogen are going to get an interview with Kim, but the U.S. government gives them a mission to kill Kim while there. Needless to say, the real Kim probably isn’t very happy.
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, told The Telegraph. “A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," he added. "And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans.”
Kim Myong-chol adds that President Barack Obama “should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.”
While North Korea doesn’t like American films, Kim Myong-chol praised British films, since they portray assassinations more realistically. “James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable,” he added.
Kim Myong-chol also said that Kim Jong Un himself will probably see the film, which got Rogen excited. “I hope he likes it!” the Neighbors star tweeted.
The Interview will be released by Sony on Oct. 10 and was directed by Rogen and his This Is The End collaborator, Evan Goldberg.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 20, 2014
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