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James Franco and Seth Rogen condemned by Kim Jong Un over new film

A non official representative of North Korea said "The Interview," is "a film about the assassination of a foreign leader [that] mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine."
By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   June 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 23 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un condemned Hollywood stars James Franco and Seth Rogen for their involvement in a film about killing North Korea's leader.

A statement released by a North Korea's executive director of the Centre for North Korea-US Peace, Kim Myong-chol, said that "there is a special irony in [The Interview's] storyline 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 Kennedy -- Americans," he added.

In The Interview Franco and Rogen play a talk show host and a producer who are asked by a CIA agent to assassinate Jong Un after managing to get an interview with him.

Myong-chol said in his statement that North Korea's "Supreme Leader" will likely watch the movie in spite of the story line, but not before adding that U.S. "President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well."

The Interview, was co-written and co-directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film will be released October 10, 2014.

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