Surviving World War II, corruption during New York City’s most violent year, the fight for Civil Rights, the early life of one of the greatest minds of our generation, and an attempted assassination of King Jong-Un. One of these will be getting the comedy treatment at the multiplex before the end of the year, and to save you the trouble of looking it up, we’ll just tell you: it’s the latter, and Seth Rogen and James Franco will attempt to mine laughs from that situation in the upcoming comedy “The Interview.” The film has already drawn official condemnation from North Korea.
The premise follows a dim-witted talk show host and his producer who manage to secure an interview with North Korea’s supreme leader, only to be asked by the authorities to take him out. It’s a request that at first makes them a little confused, as you’ll see in the clip below. Meanwhile, in one of the film’s more inventive promotional outlets, here’s another real/fake talk show segment with Franco’s Dave Skylark, this time chatting with Zac Efron, who shares his masturbation techniques. Lastly, you can check out a few character featurettes for some further background on the comedy.
An awards season palette cleanser? We’ll find out on Christmas Day.