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‘The Interview’ Trailer: Seth Rogen and James Franco Plot to Kill Kim Jong-un

The Interview‘ trailer suggests that writer/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg aren’t taking it easy after ‘This Is the End.’ Rogen reunites with James Franco to star in the film, and the duo act as the world’s worst spies as they head to North Korean with plans to kill Kim Jong-un.

With a plot that seems equally ‘Team America: World Police’ and ‘Pink Panther’-esque, there’s a lot of room for fun in the film, which also features ‘Masters of Sex‘ star Lizzy Caplan as their CIA contact and Randall Park as Kim Jong-un. ‘The Interview’ looks to be a film that dabbles lightly in political commentary, while also putting Rogen and Franco’s heterosexual love story (or, in the modern parlance, bromance) front and center. It also looks like they’ve got more money than they did for ‘This is the End,’ as there’s a scale here that’s antithetical to the claustrophobia of Rogen and Goldberg’s previous directorial effort.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

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.

‘The Interview’ will be in theaters October 10.

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