Michelle Southern reporting.
US Senator David Vitter is asking Louisianans to go see the movie "The Interview". The film depicts the assassination of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and had originally been pulled from release after Sony was hacked apparently by the country. It is now being shown in select theaters and Vitter says it's important that ALL Americans stand up to dictatorship.
"We don't tolerate this sort of bullying," said Vitter.
Vitter says he will be seeing the movie with adult members of his family at Chalmette Movies on Monday. It is also being shown at Hollywood Cinemas in LaPlace and the Robinson Center in Shreveport. Vitter says please keep in mind that the movie is rated "R" and some people may consider it crude.
"But within those parameters I think Americans need to send a strong, clear message to North Korea," Vitter says.
Vitter says he's also written a letter to President Obama asking him to show the movie at the White House for Members of Congress. He says that would be another clear signal and strong message to North Korea.
"I think this could also foster a discussion among the President and other members about the other serious measures we need to take to counter bullying and cyber attacks," said Vitter.