There are only a few world leaders that filmmakers can get away with fantasizing about their assassinations, which is why most of these movies focus on western leaders. Everyone else seems just a little too drunk with power to take a joke. So comes the irreverent comedy, The Interview, which features Kim Jong-un as the target of an American assassination plot. But while the trailer looks pretty good and packed with solid gags, North Korea does not strike me as having a good sense of humor.
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.