Controversial Movie ‘The Interview’ Pushed To Christmas
The highly anticipated comedy “The Interview”, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, has been moved from its original release date of Oct. 10 to Christmas Day. No explanation has been given for the change.
In the film, Franco and Rogen play a talk show host and producer who get the rare opportunity to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with one tiny catch; the U.S. government wants them to assassinate him while in North Korea.
Korean Central News reports that the North Korean government is not too happy with the film and if it is released as planned, they are prepared to retaliate.
“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,” said a spokesperson for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”
But, according to a spokesperson for Kim Jong-un, the dictator will more than likely see the film.