Sacha Baron Cohen's New Role

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As if his portrayals of Borat and Bruno
weren't outrageous enough, Sacha Baron Cohen's next role will be
one that was inspired by Saddam Hussein.

The British comic will star in and co-write "The Dictator,"
which is scheduled for release in May 2012, Paramount Pictures said
Thursday. Larry Charles, who directed Baron Cohen in "Bruno" and
"Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious
Nation of Kazakhstan," will direct once again.

"The Dictator" is inspired by a book the former Iraqi leader wrote, titled "Zabibah and The King."

Paramount joked in a news release: "The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."


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