The Interview trailer: Watch Seth Rogen and James Franco in Kim Jong-un inspired movie

The film, which has already provoked a backlash from North Korea, sees two journalists invited to interview Kim Jong-un for their late night show

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A new trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco’s controversial film The Interview has been released.

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The comedy film follows late-night TV show host Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) on a trip to North Korea after they are invited to interview King Jong-un.

The two TV journalists take up the offer after Rapoport grows tired of reporting fluffy shock stories about celebrities.

But their plan of action to cover a serious interview for Skylark Tonight changes when the CIA asks them to kill Jong-un during their trip.

The film has already sparked words of warning from the North Korean government, which said failure to stop the release of the movie would result in a “resolute and merciless response” from the country.

In June, the government issued a statement saying that the country considered the movie an “act of war” and a “wanton act of terror.” Rogen was also labelled a “gangster filmmaker”.

Sony delayed the film’s release date from 10 October last month, but still plans to release the movie in the US on 25 December.

The Interview will be released in the UK on 6 January.

Read more: The Interview slammed by North Korean spokesman

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