N. Korea Blasts Seth Rogen, James Franco Comedy Targeting Kim Jong-Un for Assassination

File this in the "dog bites man" folder.

The unofficial spokesperson for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is trashing an upcoming U.S. comedy about two co-workers who try to kill Jong-un.

The good news for the film's studio? The North Korean dictator plans to watch the movie all the same. That's extra publicity plus a ticket sale all in one.

The Interview, heading to theaters in October, stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as work chums charged with assassinating Jong-un by the CIA.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, [spokesperson] Kim Myong-chol dismissed The Interview's lampooning of Kim Jong-un out of hand and said American film-makers should look to their country's own history. "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," he said. "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," added the spokesman for good measure.

Rogen, for one, didn't seem upset by the reaction.


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