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We may have to wait until Christmas to see James Franco and Seth Rogen in 'The Interview,' but the pair are already hard at work making sure that audiences are extremely, perhaps uncomfortably familiar with their characters through a 'Very Special VMA Special.' Continue reading…
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s already controversial film, The Interview, was recently pushed back a few months but we’ll get a nice tease this weekend. Tied into the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, stars of the film James Franco and Rogen will do a full 30 minute special, in character, interviewing popular musicians Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo. In the film, Franco plays Dave Skylark, the host of a popular entertainment interview show run by producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen).
The Interview is stirring up more controversy. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and his This Is the End partner Evan Goldberg, the film stars the comedian and James Franco as a talk show producer and his host tasked with assassinating the North Korean dictator in the guise of a sit down interview. Based on real-life ruler of North Korea Kim Jong-un, the dictator previously condemned the new comedy.
Columbia Pictures Looks like Seth Rogen and James Franco won’t be getting the Dennis Rodman Tour of Honor and Respect and Like, Just A Lot of Basketball should they ever happen to roll into North Korea, but we doubt that will come as a surprise to the comedic duo (and we also doubt that anyone will ever be able to just “roll” into the country, least of all a pair of Hollywood superstars known for their comedic hijinks). The pair’s next cinematic team-up, The Interview, takes pretty sharp aim at both the Asian dictatorship itself and its actual supreme leader, Kim Jong-u
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In a pretty predictable move, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has condeemed the new comedy The Interview, from This Is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen stars in the film alongside James Franco as a TV producer and a talk show host who team up to kill the ruler on his own turf under the guise of a televised interview. Kim Jong-un claims the movie shows the "desperation" of American society.That doesn't mean Kim Jong-un won't watch the comedy.
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Kim Jong-un is not laughing at the antics of Seth Rogen and James Franco in their new film, “The Interview.” Despite this, a spokesman for the dictator has said that he will still probably watch it. Also read: The Secret to Seth Rogen's Success: Make it Cheap, Make it Dirty and Ignore the Studio The Columbia Pictures release follows James Franco as a late night talk show host who scores an interview with Kim Jong-un, portrayed in the film by Korean-American actor Randall Park.
The first trailer has arrived for The Interview, in which James Franco and Seth Rogen play a pair of journalists afforded the opportunity to interview North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. However, what they don't initially realise is that the interview has been set up by the US government, who want our hapless heroes to assassinate their subject as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
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