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James Franco and Seth Rogen's new film, The Interview, has been condemned by North Korea displays the "desperation of the US government and American society". The comedy follows two American journalists who are recruited as undercover agents to murder the current North Korean supreme leader, Kim-Jong Un, so you can understand why the notoriously touchy country is a little miffed.
Speaking to the Telegraph, North Korean spokesperson Kim Myong-choi said: "There is a special irony in this 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." Sounds like somebody's been hanging out on conspiracy forums.
Good news for the director, though: apparently Dear Leader will watch the film regardless. As one of the only people with access to the internet in North Korea, we're looking forward to his review on Rotten Tomatoes. No word on whether Kanye West will provide the soundtrack, though.
The film is out in October. You can watch the trailer below:
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