Kim Jong Un may heart Dennis Rodman and the NBA, but his U.S. cultural love doesn't extend to movies - at least not if James Franco and Seth Rogen are in them.
In their upcoming film The Interview, James and Seth play talk show hosts-turned-undercover agents tasked by the U.S. government with assassinating Kim.
They had us at James and Seth ... and the fact that North Korea is already decrying the movie doesn't exactly make us less inclined to support it.
Kim Myong-chol, a spokesman for the regime, said "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and society."
"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the U.S. has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine," adds the rep for North Korea.
"And let us not forget who killed [John F.] Kennedy - Americans. In fact, [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the U.S. military wants to kill him as well."
Well then. Moving on. Kim Myong-chol said Kim Jong Un favors British films, claiming that Hollywood movies are too "full of assassinations and executions."
James Bond, by contrast, "is a good character [whose] films are much more enjoyable."
Fans may recall that in 2002's Die Another Day, Bond battles North Korean villains which the country's authorities reportedly described as "dirty and cursed."
Selective memory by Kim's crew it looks like. But that's neither here nor there.
The dictator himself will probably see The Interview, his spokesperson concedes, even while condemning it and all that America stands for as per usual.
"Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview," Seth Rogen tweeted in response to that last part, adding excitedly, "I hope he likes it!"
It hits theaters October 10. Check out the trailer above and scroll through the gallery below for some classic James Franco selfies (just for you Kim) ...