Sacha Baron Cohen and Saddam Hussein Collaborate on New Movie
Borat funny-man Sacha Baron Cohen is preparing to bring his outrageous brand of humor to movie-goers once again—and this time he’s receiving a special assist from executed Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.
Deadline New York reports that Baron Cohen’s The Dictator, his upcoming follow-up to Bruno, has received a release date of May 11, 2012, and according to the movie’s synopsis, it should be quite the riveting cinematic experience indeed:
“The film 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.”
The film will be produced by Paramount, which is reportedly paying Baron Cohen $20 million for the film. (The film itself will have a budget of $58 million.)
Baron Cohen is also on board to play deceased Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.
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