North Korea Denounces Upcoming James Franco/Seth Rogen Film
Every movie has its critics, but few can say they’ve been denounced by the most hermetic nation on the planet. Last week, an unofficial spokesperson for North Korea denounced the upcoming film The Interview, in which James Franco and Seth Rogen play a talk show host and producer working with the CIA to assassinate the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.
In an interview with the UK’s The Telegraph, Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang, had harsh words for the upcoming film, which released a trailer last week:
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” he told The Telegraph.
“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “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,” Kim Myong-chol said.
However, Mr. Kim also said that the dictator will probably still watch the movie, where he is portrayed by actor Randall Park.