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Which Dictator’s book inspires Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Comedy?

Anyone missing Borat yet?  What about Bruno or even Ali G? Well Good news for all you Sacha Baron Cohen fans out there because Paramount Pictures announced today that his new comedy “THE DICTATOR” will be released worldwide on May 11,2012 with Larry Charles director of both “Borat” and “Bruno” directing again

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.

Sacha Baron Cohen

Baron Cohen is in impressive company with the production of this film with Scott Rudin, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel joining the project which marks the first collaboration for Rudin (“The Social Network,” “True Grit”) and Baron Cohen, while Berg, Schaffer and Mandel(Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) join him as screenwriters on the movie.

Under Baron Cohen’s Four By Two  Films, the movie marks the third time that Baron Cohen and Charles, who previously worked together on “Borat” as well as “Bruno”. Dan Mazer (“Borat” “Bruno”), Ant Hines (“Borat” “Bruno”) and Peter Baynham (“Borat”) will serve Together as executive producers, reuniting this Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe winning “Borat” team. Todd Schulman (“Borat” “Bruno”) is co-producing.

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