Seth Rogen and James Franco have made a movie (soon to be released) about assassinating North Korea's President Kim Jong-un.
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As you can likely guess, North Korea is not seeing the humor in the upcoming release. Actually, they are taking it as a direct threat:
“If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure,” a spokesman for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, according to the New York Times.
The country is labeling the film "an act of war".
Think Congress or the Obama Administration will step in on this one at any point? The release date is slated for this fall, I believe in August if I read correctly.