Dennis Rodman: North Korea is 'going to go hack a movie? Really?'

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is questioning whether North Korea was behind the hack on Sony Pictures.

“If the North wanted to hack anything in the world, anything in the world, really, they are going to go hack a movie? Really?” Rodman told The Hollywood Reporter.


The FBI has blamed Pyongyang for sponsoring the massive cyberattack on Sony, which crippled the film studio’s computer network, exposed the company’s internal documents and emails, and almost caused it to cancel the release of the big-budget comedy, “The Interview.”

The government alleges the digital assault was retaliation for the film, which portrays the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“How many movies have there been attacking North Korea?” Rodman asked. “And they never hacked those. North Korea is going to hack a comedy, a movie that is really nothing? I can’t see that happening.”

The former rebounding king is famously good friends with Kim. He’s made several trips to the reclusive East Asian country and defended the North Korean leader as a “very good guy.”

Rodman is currently promoting “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang,” which documents his trip to North Korea with a group of basketball players.

“This is the real North Korea, this is the real movie," Rodman said.

Rodman doesn't think too highly of “The Interview.”

"They're doing a movie about North Korea, and it's a comedy,” he said. “And I went cool, cool, cool. The next thing you know, I'm seeing some of the pieces, and he wants to go kill this guy? That ain't funny. That is not funny."

The film’s co-star and co-director, Seth Rogen, reached out to Rodman about a possible cameo or consulting role on the film, the five-time NBA champion said.

"I would have liked to have said to [Rogen], 'Let’s go to North Korea and actually see it. See what’s really going on. Then make your movie,'" Rodman said.

He’s not ruling out a future trip with whole “Interview” crew.

“I would still [take Rogen] now,” Rodman said. “I would ask Seth and all those involved in the movie to go to North Korea with me. And then do an interview with me about the movie."