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Well, if controversy sells movie tickets I think Seth Rogen and James Franco have hit the jackpot as North Korean dictator and Dennis Rodman's best friend, Kim Jong-un, has threatened "merciless" retaliation on the USA if the comedic duo's The Interview is not banned. The film, described as an action-comedy features James Franco as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark, who, along with his "Skylark Tonight" producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), have landed an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (Randall Park), a self-proclaimed fan of the show, 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. The latest statement from North Korea was issued by state-run Kcna news agency, in which the foreign ministry spokesperson said: "The act of making and screening such a »

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