Rogen and Franco’s The Interview Casts Randall Park To Play Someone Famous; Jamie Chung Sought For Female Lead

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According to Creative BC’s list of productions set for British Columbia, Seth RogenJames Franco comedy The Interview begins filming in Vancouver on October 10th. It also tells us Randall Park will be in the film, but not who he’ll be playing.

But, we actually do know who he’ll play, and what he’ll be getting up to. If you don’t want to be mildly spoiled for the general plot of The Interview, stop reading right now.

We have it on good authority that Park will play a very famous real life President. President Kim Jong-Un. Surprise! It’s a comedy about North Korea! Franco’s Dave Skylark character is a TV reporter, while Rogen is his producer Seth Rapaport. The two are sent to North Korea not just to report on the happenings inside the secretive country, but to assassinate Kim himself. Well, naturally, Skylark and the young President have a wild night of partying and debauchery together and suddenly he doesn’t really want to kill his new buddy after all.

Jamie Chung has been co-directors Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s choice for the role of a member of Kim’s team who falls for Seth, but it’s not clear at this point if she will be signing on.

North Korea is certainly an under-explored area when it comes to Hollywood movies (a changed-from-Chinese Red Dawn remake villain or two notwithstanding), so you can’t say this isn’t an original idea.

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