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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in this undated photo released by North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang January 9, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS SPORT BASKETBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA - RTX176Y4  

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un have buddy comedy in the works

20th Century Fox is making a movie about everyone’s favorite washed-up basketball player and crazed, borderline-genocidal dictator duo.

“Diplomats” will supposedly center around a Dennis Rodman-type figure and a more comedic Kim Jong-un, reports The Hollywood ReporterThe movie is just an idea right now but they’ve already got Tim Story, the director of “Ride Along,” signed on as well as the producer of the Sandra Bullock movie “The Heat.”

Rodman got a lot of attention after he struck up a weird, alcohol-fueled and presumably somewhat-lucrative friendship with Kim Jong-un, the world’s youngest despot. The one-time basketball superstar checked then himself into rehab earlier this year.

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