First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen as 'The Dictator' Official Promo Photo
The newest cinematic creation from the genius comedy mind of Sacha Baron Cohen is a film called The Dictator. Instead of bringing back another one of his Ali G characters, this latest creation is mocking the dictatorships of the world as it features Cohen in the "heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Word is this "goat herder" comes and gets lost in America, which makes sense as another Borat-like kind of plot. Earlier this week, a terrible set photo hit the web, but now The Huffington Post has revealed the first official photo and… damn!
That's a hell of a beard! The Dictator is again being helmed Larry Charles, director of Borat and Bruno, as well as Religulous and episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Paramount has this comedy set for release on May 11th, 2012 next summer, so we've got a while, but this is a rather unforgettable first tease. The cast for The Dictator also includes Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley, but we have no idea how they're going to fit in this. Apparently, Saddam Hussein's best-selling novel Zabibah and the King inspired this story about a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy will never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.