The film, in which Rogen and James Franco play a pair of journalists who are sent to assassinate North Korea’s leader, has been called “an act of war” by North Korean authorities, AFP reports. The North Korean regime threatens a “resolute and merciless response”, if the film is not banned.

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Could Seth Rogen and James Franco start a war between North Korea and the US? That’s what Kim Jong-un’s regime seems to imply in a recent statement, calling the duo’s upcoming film an “act of war.”

The trailer for “The Interview” makes the plot pretty clear within about 30 seconds: “This fall James Franco and Seth Rogen will attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-un.”

The film, slated for release in October, stars Rogen and Franco as a lightweight TV host and his producer who are invited to interview the North Korean leader, and are subsequently recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

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The film had sparked “a gust of hatred and rage” among the North Korean citizens and soldiers, the official said, although ordinary North Koreans are probably unaware of its existence and, with very few exceptions, will never get to see it.

And it has directly touched a nerve with Kim Jong-Un.

Well that’s fucking great, cheers America.

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