James Franco And Seth Rogen Must Assassinate Kim Jong-Un In Raucous First Trailer For The Interview


They survived high school in Freaks and Geeks, went on the run to escape a dangerous drug lord in Pineapple Express and even faced the apocalypse together in This Is The End. Now, comedy kingpins Seth Rogen and James Franco are teaming up again in The Interview for their most perilous (and offensive) mission yet: to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Too far? Probably, but that’s half the fun.

Today, we’ve got a first trailer and propaganda poster for the flick, both of which make us very excited to check it out this fall. In the action-comedy, Franco and Rogen star as a talk show host and his producer who travel to North Korea to interview Kim Jong-Un and prove themselves to be real journalists. Before touching down, however, they’re scooped by the CIA, which gives them the top-secret mission of killing the dictator. As you can imagine, hilarity ensues. Check out the trailer below:

The poster itself is nearly as funny, painting Rogen and Franco as propaganda figures. The headline really says it all: “From the Western Capitalist Pigs who brought you Neighbors and This is the End.” If The Interview‘s script is as satirical as the trailer and poster suggest, Rogen and Franco could be in prime position to simultaneously deliver gut-busting laughs and a razor-sharp skewering of the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” which is controlled by one of the most shockingly brutal, ruthless and backwards regimes in the history of humankind (check out Camp 14: Total Control Zone on Netflix if you want to get a better picture of the horrific human rights abuses occurring every day in the rogue state).

The Interview, which co-stars Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park and Timothy Simons, opens October 10th.


In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.