Kim Jong-un's reported death has people talking about 2014's The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of the North Korean leader. The film stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists enlisted by the CIA to assassinate Jong-un, who is played by Ant-Man and The Wasp actor Randall Park.
The Sony-produced film was incredibly controversial, as the North Korean government issued threats toward the U.S., if the film was allowed to be released. Ultimately, the studio released the film as a digital rental, and then eventually made it available on Netflix. Rogen addressed the controversy in an episode of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, telling celebrity chef David Chang, "That, I think, was the problem with it, as opposed to our other movies. They have to jump through so many hoops to get made that by the time they're getting made, they're really good because they've had a lot of holes poked in them and things like that."
He continued: "The Interview was the one where I was like, 'Man, wish maybe people scrutinized that a little more.' Could have had a couple more meetings about that one. That wouldn't have hurt." Ever since the reports of Jong-un's possible death started circulating, Twitter users have been recalling the infamous film. Scroll down to see what people are saying.
IF ITS TRUE KIM JONG UN IS DEAD. IT'S GOING TO BE A MATTER OF DAYS BEFOREApril 25, 2020
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Kim Jong Un: *dies*
Hulu: HEY WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH SETH ROGEN AND JAMES FRANCO RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/zZKfgECyyJ— ⌨️ Patches Chance ❄️ (@patcheschance) April 26, 2020
Why is Hulu’s top pick The Interview when the biggest news story rn is that Kim Jong Un is reportedly dead lmao pic.twitter.com/6TOGkLPCsH— punkin 🎃 (@reinecitrouille) April 25, 2020
i know i did not just watch “the interview” last night to wake up to kim jong un on his death bed. pic.twitter.com/WLBls2ho8P— amaiya (@uhmyyuhhhh) April 25, 2020
Everyone should watch “The Interview” today as tribute to the late Kim Jong Un pic.twitter.com/ZhPLo2qiIy— Samuel Green (@greenswd) April 26, 2020
So I'm tryna show my sister the Kim Jong Un death scene in The Interview... and all of these doesn't look like "death scenes"... well technically. pic.twitter.com/oamGyI4bBa— Daylight (@AIBJ95) April 27, 2020
Speaking of Kim Jong Un being brain dead y’all remember The Interview??? pic.twitter.com/lyrRYEMESt— Jerry (@jswaggjerry) April 21, 2020
kim jong un is apparently dead, and all i can think about is what a belting film the interview is pic.twitter.com/lQxfy8VMeB— dylaaanking (@dylaaanking) April 25, 2020
The interview predicted the death of Kim Jong Un??😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/LfCXZWUN8g— sam (@MToThe7) April 25, 2020
let’s watch the iconic movie “the interview” in honor of kim jong un ft. the lovely seth rogen and james franco #KIMJONGUNDEAD pic.twitter.com/xoeBqrl1GZ— $waggg (@whitemexican49) April 25, 2020
Y’all comparing Kim Jong Un’s death to The Interview when clearly Hide from The Office is the man who concocted this plan pic.twitter.com/Ou9CRPQLtN— Kyle Rezzarday (@kylerezzarday) April 25, 2020