Sacha Baron Cohen Takes Over Central Park on 'The Dictator' Poster

April 18, 2012
Source: EW

The Dictator

After dumping fake ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Ryan Seacrest at the red carpet of the Academy Awards earlier this year, in character as Admiral General Aladeen,I wouldn't put any kind of stunt past The Dictator star Sacha Baron Cohen. So when an image of a banner covering the entirety of Central Park in New York City celebrates the tyrannical leader, I just shake my head. Of course, this image from the new poster is just some fancy Photoshop work, part of the marketing machine leading up to the impending May 16th release of the first non-mockumentary feature from Cohen and director Larry Charles.

Here's the new poster for Larry Charles' comedy The Dictator via Entertainment Weekly:

The Dictator - Theatrical Poster

And there goes the beard! The Dictator is again being helmed Larry Charles, director of Borat and Bruno, as well as Religulous and episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". The cast for The Dictator also includes Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, even B.J. Novak and Aasif Mandvi, and now we finally get to see who a few of their characters actually are. 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 Baron Cohen's The Dictator to theaters everywhere starting May 16th this summer. For more, visit: Good stuff?

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