This latest comedy by Seth Rogan and James Franco is stirring up some serious anger from North Korea. Gee, I wonder why? I mean, it's not like North Korea is known for its irrational approach to international diplomacy and extreme hatred for America...
Speaking to the state media agency KCNA, a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson said that releasing it would be "an act of war" and promised "merciless" retaliation. Commenting on the premise of the film, the spokesperson said that "making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated."
While the threats may be worrying for the filmmakers, it is certainly giving them a lot of free PR. The threats are also well-timed as the trailer of The Interview was recently released earlier in June.
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The highly acclaimed actor recently snapped this risqué photo of himself in front of the mirror and loaded it to Instagram for all of his 1.9 million followers to see. It wasn't until an hour after posting it that he decided to remove the photo.
It seems ol' Franco is enjoying the explicit attention these days with just recently stirring up some controversy after videos and texts were leaked from an underaged girl being pursued by the 35-year-old.