One of the world’s most notorious leaders is a tough movie critic.
The North Korean government is angry about the new movie, “The Interview” starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. In the film, the two stars play journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea. An unofficial spokesman for the regime told the Daily Telegraph that the movie makes the United States look desperate.
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” said Kim Myong-chhol who is executive director of the Centre for North Korea-US Peace. “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.”
But according to a tweet by Rogen, the North Korean leader will watch the movie and see himself get assassinated.
“Apparently Kim John Un plans on watching #The Interview. I hope he likes it!!…” he tweeted on Friday. Rogen is also co-director of the film which comes out on October 10.
Franco has not said anything about the statement on Twitter – the actor may be shying away from social media controversies in light of his recent Instagram scandal involving a 17-year-old fan. Coincidentally, the controversy overshadowed the premiere of the actor’s film “Palo Alto” that portrays a young teenage girl, played by Emma Roberts, who gets romantically involved with her much older soccer coach. You can hear from Franco in MYWW’s interview at the ‘Palo Alto’ premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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