A new red band trailer for the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy, “The Interview,” has been recently released, and we’ve got it here.
The latest trailer offers a new look on Rogen and Franco’s characters, who, en route to North Korea to interview its leader Kim Jong Un, receives a visit from CIA, directing the duo to “take out” the Asian leader. The trailer contains a strange conversation about Matthew McConaughey and a goat, finger smelling Rob Lowe cameo and securing the package.
“The Interview” will be Franco and Rogen’s reunion since their appearance on the movies “Pineapple Express” and “This Is the End.”
In “The Interview,” celebrity journalist David Skylark is played by Franco and his producer Aaron Rapoport, played by Rogen, of the tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” Skylark lands an interview with North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Un, portrayed by Randall Park and discovers that the leader is a big fan of the show. In the hopes of scoring higher ratings, the duo books a ticket to Pyongyang, only to be intervened by the CIA, recruiting and instructing the partners for the assassination of the North Korean Leader.
The film has received controversies with North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) condemning the film, describing it as an act of war. The administration warned of a “decisive and merciless countermeasure” if the release of the film went ahead. Earlier, a similar outrage occurred when Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un’s father, was infuriated by “Team America: World Police,” a parody film by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in which Kim Jong-il is portrayed as the primary antagonist.
“The Interview” is a film directed and written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, co-written with Dan Sterling, set for a Christmas release. The comedy film will be facing off against five other contenders for its release in Christmas, going toe-to-toe with Universal’s ”Unbroken,” Weinstein Co’s “Paddington,” Paramount’s “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” and Disney’s “Into The Woods.” While in its vacated slot, it would have faced with “Alexander and the Terrible,” “Horrible,” “No Good,” “Very Bad Day” and the Robert Downey Jr. drama, “The Judge.”
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