Robson Square morphs into North Korea for Seth Rogen and James Franco movie

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Robson Square doubled as North Korea today as actors Seth Rogen and James Franco acted out scenes for their new film The Interview.

With a massive statue towering over them, large green screens bordering the square, and actors in military garb roaming the set, the two actors shot various scenes of dialogue, while co-writer Evan Goldberg stood behind the cameras with script in hand.

The production has been filming in Vancouver since October, and is expected to continue into December. Other cast members include Lizzy Caplan, Rogen and Franco's former Freaks and Geeks co-star.

The film reportedly centres around a talk show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen), who get involved in a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader.

Co-directors and writers Rogen and Goldberg are both originally from Vancouver, and worked on the script for Superbad as students at Point Grey secondary school.

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Nov 30, 2013 at 11:14am

Oh man what would Arthur Erickson think! NORTH KOREA!!!!

NorthVan DMO

Nov 30, 2013 at 12:13pm

Finally, Arthur Erickson's "masterpiece" gets the recognition it deserves - as a stand in for North Korea!


Nov 30, 2013 at 8:07pm

oh boy rogen & franco together again ! wonder how many oscar nominations are in the future of this film ?

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