Rodman's N. Korea Exploits Inspire Comedy Film
'Diplomats' movie will take its cues from Rodman's recent antics
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2014 10:08 AM CST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and US players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28, 2013.   (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica)

(Newser) – Dennis Rodman's North Korea "basketball diplomacy" already sounded like something out of a ridiculous movie ... so it's fitting that an upcoming comedy film was inspired by Rodman's mission and ensuing friendship with Kim Jong Un. The pitch for Diplomats has been purchased by 20th Century Fox, and the film will be directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) and produced by Peter Chernin (The Heat), according to the Hollywood Reporter. No word on whether "Happy Birthday" will be part of the film's soundtrack. (But consider a columnist's recent argument that "There's nothing funny about North Korea.")

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Feb 24, 2014 9:29 PM CST
NK should be sanctioned for reviving Dennis Rodman
Feb 24, 2014 6:36 PM CST
He would have Been Better Off Joining A Circus..What Is He Looking For??If he Adores The Hon.North Korean Ruler so much..Better move up there for good..Very Soon He Will Be declared Bankrupt,and loose a few pounds in weight:::No Food:: AL SAYEE
Feb 24, 2014 5:00 PM CST
Just redub the popular puppet one from a few years ago...and add a black character puppet for basketball jokes...even though that one was of Kim Jong Un's dad, no one will know here....