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WATCH: Rogen and Franco Land 'The Interview' of a Lifetime (POSTER and TRAILER)

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 13, 2014 at 12:13PM

Up next for Seth Rogen and collaborator Evan Goldberg is "The Interview," in which Rogen and James Franco star as a TV reporter and his producer who get a chance to interview North Korean Kim Jong-Un and are then contracted by the CIA to assassinate the dictator.
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The Interview poster

Seth Rogen and collaborator Evan Goldberg are busy these days--they brought out "Neighbors" earlier this year (our TOH interview here) and are hard at work on several other projects.  Up next, though, is "The Interview," in which Rogen and James Franco star as a TV reporter and his producer who get a chance to interview North Korean Kim Jong-Un and are then contracted by the CIA to assassinate the dictator.

That's right.  Seth Rogen and James Franco as inane pseudo-spies in a foreign country.  You know where this is going.  ("Ishtar" anyone?) In an interview with The Playlist last month, Rogen called the film--which he wrote and directed with Goldberg-- "our '3 Days of the Condor' with idiots in it."

The brand new teaser for the film shows just how much fun Rogen and Franco can have together.  And maybe, despite its off-the-wall premise, the two actors' chemistry will be just enough to make this crazy project a hit.

"The Interview" hits theaters this fall. Full poster and trailer below:

The Interview poster


This article is related to: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Evan Goldberg, Neighbors, The Interview, Trailers, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.