If you thought things were getting a little too heavy surrounding the now not to be released comedy The Interview, then President Obama has certainly lightened the mood after he fluffed star James Franco’s name during his year end news conference.

james francoThat's James Franco, not Flacco

Speaking about Sony’s decision not to release the film the President said, "I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco.”

Before adding, ”I love Seth, and I love James. But the notion that that was a threat to them, I think gives you some kind of sense of what kind of regime we're talking here.”

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Hang on Mr President, who’s James Flacco? Well perhaps the President was getting a little mixed up between the actor and NFL star Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens.

The quarterback certainly saw the funny of the gaff as he tweeted the President, “It's James Franco, not James Flacco ;)”, before adding, “Welcome to the family, brother. @JamesFrancoTV”.

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However a new twitter account soon appeared, @JamesFlacco which featured a creepy profile picture, blending the actor and NFL star's faces. The account’s first tweet read, "Thanks for the name drop, Mr. President. It's an honor.”

Combining the lives of Franco and Flacco together, the account later tweeted, “I'd be more bummed about Sony yanking my movie, but I'm having the best season of my career.” The real James Franco is yet to comment on the presidential slip-up.

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