One Very Flowery Poster for Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno!
by Alex Billington
April 24, 2009
Universal has just debuted the official poster for Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno and it's just about the most disturbing poster you'll ever see. Obviously, that's exactly what they're going for, but wow, this is even just hard to look at. Everyone I know around the US is buzzing about Bruno. I've heard some great things from test screenings - mainly that it really is so much more ridiculous than Borat. I can't wait to see the reactions to this poster once it gets put up in theaters. I'm sure there are going to be a lot of double-takes and I'm sure there may even be some protests. Did anyone seriously think Sacha Baron Cohen could pull this off twice?
Bruno is directed by Larry Charles, of Borat, Bill Maher's Religulous, and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" previously. The character was created by Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedic mastermind behind Borat, Signor Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, and, of course, "Da Ali G Show". Cohen and his cohort Dan Mazer are credited for the majority of the writing in this. After the huge success of Borat, Cohen sold the distribution rights for Bruno to Universal for a reported $42 million and began production last year, prey on more unaware Americans and other idiots. Universal will debut Bruno in theaters everywhere on July 10th.