Bruno may not have been as successful as Borat, but that didn’t stop Paramount giving Sacha Baron Cohen the chance to make another movie with another one of his weird and wonderful characters. The Dictator is currently filming and won’t be released until May 2012, but the studio has today released our first official look at Cohen in character.
Here’s the full look:
In the film Sacha Baron Cohen plays a ruthless dictator who heads to the U.S. for a meeting at the United Nations and finds that his number two has replaced him with an unsuspecting sheepherder lookalike. As the dictator wanders the city, he meets the owner of an organic food store. She turns around his dictatorial thinking, and there’s a little romance in it as well.
Cohen has re-teamed with Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles, and will be joined on-screen by Sir Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and Anna Faris.