North Korea complains to U.N. about Seth Rogen comedy 'The Interview'

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North Korea continues to unintentionally raise awareness for The Interview, the movie where Seth Rogen and James Franco plan to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

According to Reuters, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying that the movie is an “undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.” The full letter didn’t actually name The Interview, but says that the movie in question “involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership.”

In The Interview, Rogen and Franco play a TV anchor and producer, respectively, who find out that Kim Jong-un is a fan of their show and secure an interview with him. While planning their visit to North Korea, the CIA hires them to assassinate Kim.

A few weeks ago, a North Korean foreign ministry official called the movie “an act of war,” and threatened “resolute and merciless” response against the U.S. if they don’t ban the movie. That probably won’t stop Kim from watching it, though: A spokesman said Kim will probably see it. His dad, Kim Jong-il, was also a movie buff: He was the director of the Movie and Arts Division in North Korea before he became Supreme Leader and published a volume of film theory in 1978.

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