06/21/2014 09:53 am ET | Updated Jun 23, 2014

North Korea Regime Already Criticizing 'The Interview'

Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie, "The Interview," is already stirring up controversy. The forthcoming comedy follows a celebrity tabloid TV show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) as they try to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after landing an interview with him. Needless to say, North Korea isn't pleased.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an "unofficial spokesman" for Kim Jong-un's regime, was "dismissive" of the film and criticized its plot.

"There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," he said. "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. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well."

Despite all that talk about murder, Myong-chol said that Kim Jong-un would probably watch the movie anyway. Rogen hopes he likes it.

"The Interview" also stars Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park (as Kim Jong-un), and Rogen co-directs alongside Evan Goldberg. It hits theaters Oct. 10. Check out the trailer below.


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