North Korea is none too happy with Seth Rogen and James Franco’s upcoming movie, and not because the famed movie-loving Kim family thought This is the End had a messy third act.
The Interview, directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, stars Franco as a television host who scores an interview opportunity with Kim Jong-un, and is then recruited by the US government to assassinate the North Korean leader.
A spokesperson for Kim Jong-un has told The Telegraph that, er, they’re a bit bummed about that.
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” said Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the ironically titled Centre for North Korea-US Peace.
“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine… And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans.”
“In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well,” the spokesperson added, before dropping their metaphorical mike.
If only they realised that Franco’s character starts to bond with Kim Jong-un, played by Randall Park, and has second thoughts about pulling the trigger! I mean, aren’t they at least Lizzy Caplan fans? She’s in this thing too!
We’ll see if North Korea’s attitude towards the film changes when it hits cinemas later this year.