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New Seth Rogen film called an 'act of war' by North Korea

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There’s a new film coming out starring James Franco and Seth Rogen in which the two play assassins charged with killing North Korean president and dictator Kim Jong Un. The movie is entitled “The Interview” and according to Time on June 25, North Korea is not too happy about it, calling it an "act of war."

The government of North Korea has called it a “wanton act of terror.” North Korea has promised a “merciless” retaliation against the United States if “The Interview” is released. The official state-run KCNA news agency called the film the work of “gangster movie makers” and a “wanton act of war.” An unofficial spokesperson for North Korea spoke with the Telegraph.

"There is a special irony in this story line as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. 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 act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership… is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable,” another spokesperson told the global news agency AFP

According to IMDB’s description of the movie plot, “Desperate to legitimize their careers, celebrity journalists land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, which prompts the CIA to recruit the very unqualified pair as assassins.” The movie is due out in theaters across the US on Oct. 10. Seth Rogen is a co-director and co-writer of this film. In typical Seth Rogen style, he tweeted, “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!”

There has been no official statement, to date, from Seth Rogen, James Franco or the White House.



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