June 23, 2014 10:01 am
Updated: June 23, 2014 10:05 am

North Korea condemns Seth Rogen comedy ‘The Interview’


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TORONTO — The North Korean regime has reportedly condemned a made-in-Canada comedy about a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un.

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The Interview, starring B.C. native Seth Rogen, was filmed last year in Vancouver. In it, Rogen and James Franco are enlisted by the U.S. government to kill the North Korean dictator while in the country to interview him.

According to UK newspaper The Telegraph, a spokesperson for the country’s dictator said the movie “shows the desperation of the US government and American society.”

Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, reportedly told The Telegraph: “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.”

But, he added, Jong-un will probably watch The Interview.

Myong-chol is described by The Telegraph as “an unofficial spokesman for the regime.”

On Friday, Rogen tweeted: “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!”

The newspaper quoted Myong-chol as dismissing Hollywood movies as being “full of assassinations and executions.”

The Interview is scheduled to open in October.

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