Sacha Baron Cohen is The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, Bruno) experiences another transformation for The Dictator, and the Huffington Post landed the first photo of the actor in the eponymous role.

Written by Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, the Paramount Pictures production is on track for a May 12, 2012 release and co-stars Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.

The Dictator 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. It is inspired by the best selling novel “Zabibah and The King” by Saddam Hussein.


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    Korinthian

    Looks like it could be fun. Hopefully it’s not another Brüno.

    sambo78

    ?

    Bruno was fun to watch in an audience that didn’t know what they were getting into.

    Watching in a theater of Bros. who are expecting Borat 2 produces some interesting reactions.

    Korinthian

    Bruno was funnier on the Ali G show. It just was too much in a movie.

    I loved the velcro fashion show, though.

    anadin

    Ali G was funnier on the 11 0’clock show. Thats where Ricky Gervais started too. And that guy.. Ian something…. hes funny too.

    Alec Dalek

    Bruno was 10 pound of shit in a 5 pound bag.

    sambo78

    The hair is a bit much. Borat and Bruno worked because they were JUUUUSTTT believable to the unprepared. Hell, I know people who think the movies are the real thing. But the facial hair is so extreme it kills the illusion.

    But in the long run he’ll probably pull it off.

    On a slightly tangental note, am I the only one here who opposed the Iraqi war but doesn’t lose any sleep that Saddam Hussein died an awful death?

    Korinthian

    I’m normally against the death penalty, but in this case I didn’t mind.

    sambo78

    My sentiments exactly.

    I have a number of reservations about the death penalty. For one there’s too much opportunity for innocent people to be executed.

    But there are a few extreme situations where it doesn’t bother me too much.

    natedog

    America should *still* be losing sleep over it for helping to keep him in power in the 80’s and for selling him the chemical weapons he used on his people

    100110110110010

    We should only lose sleep over the fact that we spent 2 Trillion dollars, 5000-10000 US lives (depending how you count it), 100000-300000 Iraqi lives (if you count casualties in the war and its following anarchy), and distracted us from pursuing the _actual_ 9-11 terrorists and dropped the ball on stabilizing Afghanistan.

    Puulaahi

    Yessir, but now Iraq/Afghanistan just depress me so the point of numbness. Barely on the news anymore… Has to be horrible over there. I mean look at Japan. When was the last time you heard about the Nuclear Reactor?! EXACTLY!

    laughinglion

    *tangential

    sambo78

    I spelled it worng on purpose. For reals 🙂