North Korea Calls James Franco, Seth Rogen Film 'An Act of War'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is calling James Franco and Seth Rogen's upcoming film a "most wanton act of terror and absolutely intolerable.” INSIDE EDITION explains.
North Korea is calling the upcoming comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen an “an act of war.”
In the film, Franco plays a talk show host and Rogen his producer. They are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s boy dictator Kim Jong-un.
North Korea is denouncing the movie as a "most wanton act of terror and absolutely intolerable.”
Kim Jong-un's father was mocked in movies like Team America: World Police. The latest movie is being released in October. The North Korean leader has promised "merciless retaliation” unless the movie is shelved.
Franco didn't want to talk about the controversy when photographers caught up with him in Manhattan.
A photographer asked Franco as he was signing autographs for fans, "What do you think of Kim Jong-un saying your movie is an 'Act of war?'"
An angry Franco said, "If the paparazzi are here, I am going to leave!"
Rogen took to Twitter cracking wise: “People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it.”
INSIDE EDITION spoke to John Dantzler-Wolfe who organizes trips to North Korea for tourists and businesspeople. He said, "The rhetoric is blustery. It is just one more thing on top of an already strained history."
Trending on Inside Edition
Alex Murdaugh Sentenced to 27 Years in Plea Deal After Admitting to 22 Financial CrimesCrime
A Toy Story: How the Hess Truck Became a Holiday Staple and Conjures Up Childhood Nostalgia for SomeOffbeat
Brutal Christmas Murder: Ohio Couple Gets Life for Strangling, Shooting and Slitting Throat of HairdresserCrime
Riley Keough Gets $7.5M From Lisa Marie Trust, Pays Priscilla $2.35M to be Sole Trustee of Estate: SettlementEntertainment
Woman Drives Around Railroad Crossing Gate as Train Slams Into Her Car, Killing Her and PassengerNews