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Published: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 1:50:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 8:53:16 AM

James Franco's upcoming movie 'The Interview' slammed by North Korea

James Franco (left) and Seth Rogen in a scene from 'The Interview'.

James Franco (left) and Seth Rogen in a scene from 'The Interview'.

The film is set to open in October and Franco’s co-star Seth Rogen is hopeful that North Korea’s leader will “like it”.

Kim Jong-un is not laughing at the antics of Seth Rogen and James Franco in their new film, The Interview. In a conversation with Kim Myon-chol, the executive director for The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, The London Telegraph found that “The Hermit Kingdom” is not pleased about the impending release of the buddy comedy.

The film follows James Franco as a late night talk show host who scores an interview with Kim Jong-un. The CIA decides to turn the host and his producer (Seth Rogen) into assassins.

State-sanctioned hilarity ensues.

James Franco and ... an actor in a scene from The Interview

The unofficial spokesman for Pyongyang, who lives in Japan, said that the film “shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society.” Despite the film’s supposed attempt to subjugate the workers of the world, Kim Myon-chol said that Kim Jong-Un would probably watch the film.

The North Korean spokesperson snuck in one more zinger during his interview with The Telegraph: “A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.”

He then went on to say, “Let us not forget who killed Kennedy – Americans.”

Kim Myon-chol finished the interview by warning President Barack Obama to be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.

The message has been received loud and clear in Hollywood.

Seth Rogen tweeted about the interview, saying, “Apparently Kim Jong-un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!”

We can only hope that “The Great Successor” develops a sense of humour between now and the Oct 2 release date. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Movies, Film, James Franco, Seth Rogen, North Korea, Kim Jong Un

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