'Interview' Starring James Franco And Seth Rogen Targets North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un
By Tanya Diente | May 9, 2014 4:29 PM EST
"Interview" is a dark comedy that involves two fictional journalists who visited the hermit State of North Korea to talk to its dictator, Kim Jong-Un. Their main motive is to assasinate the dictator as ordered by the C.I.A.
Rogen told E! Online that they had to cast the dictator himself in the movie.
"It's Kim Jong-un. Literally Kim Jong-un in the movie. We figured it's North Korea, you might as well make it Kim Jong-un," Rogen said.
How is that even possible? Unless they asked Dennis Rodman as a favor to film the dictator during his visit in North Korea.
The dictator won't really be played by Kim Jong-Un himself. The character that is, will be based on the dictator, his leadership styles and his country. Rogen said in his interview with Vanity Fair he wanted the movie to be "realistic" and believes that using the dictator's true character is beneficial to the movie's dark theme.
Kim Jong-Un's character will be played by Randall Park, who also appears in "Neighbors" as an AT&T employee.
Furthermore, "Interview" Producer Evan Goldberg said Franco and Rogen won't really be going to North Korea, but in some exotic places in Vancouver, Canada to film the movie.
What if Kim Jong-Un sees 'Interview'?
Franco had the same thought when he told Rogen that eventually the dictator will see the movie.
"I'd like to think that he would laugh at the movie and think it is funny. Maybe it will appeal to his ego that he is being represented on the big screen," Rogen told Vanity Fair.
Rogen and Franco have been doing movies together lately like the apocalyptic comedy "This Is The End," where casts played as themselves, no screen names. There's their recent movie "Neighbors," which also stars Zac Efron and Rose Byrne.
"Interview" is written by Seth Rogen, along with Evan Goldberg and Dan Sterling. It will be released on Oct. 10 thiis year.
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