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Need a good laugh to help you close out your Monday? May I present you with the latest trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview - which should have you rolling out of your chair laughing.
We are now just a few weeks away from the release of The Interview, and to really drive home the point that this is the comedy to see this winter, Sony Pictures has cut together and released a fantastic new trailer for the movie. It has some hilariously raunchy bits - the most notable being a discussion of Miley Cyrus' camel toe/moose knuckle - but what this trailer really delivers on is giving us our first real look at the film's version of Kim Jong-un, played by Randall Park. Controversy be damned, this preview fully flaunts the fact that what we're looking at is a movie about the assassination of a currently-standing world leader. And it looks great.
Funny enough, I actually had the fantastic opportunity to be on set during the sequence in the trailer where Dave Skylark (James Franco) discovers Kim Jong-un's secret love of Katy Perry music. It's funny in the clip, but the scene only gets funnier from that point forward. It turns out that Kim Jong-un is riddled with insecurities about his manhood, and is terrified that listening to Katy Perry makes him "gay." This idea is pish-poshed by James Franco's character, and the two go on to discuss their shared love of margaritas. It's a hilarious scene that was filmed in multiple different ways, and it will be exciting to see what ends up in the movie.
If The Interview turns out to be as great as it looks, Seth Rogen may very well be declared as a Hollywood MVP by the time that 2014 wraps up. Earlier this year the actor/writer/director got great marks and drew in huge crowds with the comedy Neighbors, which also received a good amount of critical acclaim. Rogen has been on a bit of a role as of late, and hopefully it will extend at least through the end of the year.
The Interview is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's sophomore directorial effort following the fantastic horror comedy This Is The End, and stars James Franco and Rogen as Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapaport - a TV host/producer team who get the chance of a lifetime when they are invited to fly to North Korea and meet with dictator Kim Jong-un. The catch is that the CIA gets word of this trip, and wants them to assassinate their host. After some discussion, the two men decide to accept the mission and carry out their duties on behalf of the United States government, but what they don't account for is just how charming Kim Jong-un can be. Look for the film in theaters on Christmas Day.