He was seen in Hugo and he’ll take part in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, but in between Sacha Baron Cohen will get back to his wackier comedy antics with The Dictator. Directed by Borat and Bruno helmer Larry Charles, this new film loses the mockumentary style for the story of a “a Hussein-like dictator who gets secretly replaced by a lookalike goat herder and now must find new meaning in a life in New York City.”
Written by Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel, it’s loosely based on Saddam Hussein‘s novel Zabibah and the King and also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly and J.B. Smoove. I thought both Borat and Bruno were both hilarious and I love Cohen, because even if it fails, he is stil pushing the envelope whether it be Reilly’s 9/11 joke or Fox portraying a prostitue. Check out the full trailer below via Moviefone.
The Dictator hits theaters May 11th, 2012.
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