What’s funnier than a dictator-led country, whose government enslaves hundreds of thousands of its citizens in labor camps – children included! – publicly executes people for owning a Bible and maintains no freedom of the press? Well, Tim Story, director of such hits like Ride Along, Think Like A Man and Barbershop, must think it’s a hoot. Because he’s been attached to direct Diplomats, a comedy flick from 20th Century Fox, about former basketball star Dennis Rodman and his real-life friendship with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Other folks who find the oppression of millions a total knee slapper? Peter Chernin (The Heat) and Jonathan Abrams, who are set to produce and write the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Great job, Hollywood! Might I suggest a few other topics for which you to create comedy around? Here goes: Sudanese refugees, female genital mutilation in Somalia and tax law. You’re welcome.