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Kim Jong-Un Officially Condemns James Franco and Seth Rogen

By Anne Cohen

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Seth Rogen and James Franco are wanted men.

But this time, the pair aren’t on the run from scary-but-somewhat-lovable pot dealers a la “Pineapple Express.” Apparently, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken offense to the plot of the Jewish comedy duo’s new movie. Since “The Interview” basically sees Rogen and Franco as a television host named Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who are enlisted by the CIA to travel to North Korea and assassinate Kim Jong-un, one could see why he would be less than enthusiastic.

A North Korean spokesperson said, “[this] 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.”

Seth Rogen doesn’t seem too worried though. He hopes the North Korean leader will enjoy the fim:

“The Interview” hits theaters in the fall. Watch the trailer below:


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