'Ride Along' Director Boards Film on Dennis Rodman & Kim Jong-un
Later this year we're getting a comedy called The Interview focusing on an attempt by the CIA to have a TV producer (Seth Rogen) and his talk show host personality (James Franco) being trained to kill the leader of North Korea under the guise of a high profile interview (it's one of my most anticipated films of 2014). Now THR has word that Ride Along and Taxi director Tim Story (who also directed the two terrible Fantastic Four movies) will direct another comedy called Diplomats, inspired by former NBA player Dennis Rodman's relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, song of the late, diabolical Kim Jong-il.
Rodman's two trips to North Korea have made headlines, and this video from one of them went viral:
The trips have been dubbed "hoops diplomacy," though it just seems like Rodman is enjoying being idolized by this creepy, powerful man who is still ruling North Korea with terrible human rights laws. The NBA player even put together a basketball game in Pyongyang to entertain the leader. If it were any other director besides Tim Story at the helm of the 20th Century Fox comedy (and we didn't already have The Interview coming), then this might sound interesting. But otherwise, I'm worried that Story might round up his Ride Along star Kevin Hart for the film, and that sounds like a disaster. Any thoughts?