Watch: Amusing First Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator'
Paramount has debuted the first full trailer for The Dictator, the new character and comedy created by Sacha Baron Cohen getting him back to his usual wacky self. This time he plays a ruthless Middle Eastern dictator, along the lines of Muammar Gaddafi, who's sent to America in exile and must live among the infidels. Unfortunately it looks more like Don't Mess with the Zohan than it does Borat, I'm not sure why he can't ever get back to that humor, but I'm holding out hope this is hilarious. Cohen is one of my favorites and I love seeing him take on a character as bold and edgy, yet still easy to make fun of, as this. Have fun!
Watch the first trailer for Larry Charles & Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator, via Moviefone:
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. Paramount will be bringing The Dictator to theaters everywhere starting May 11th this coming summer.