Sacha Baron Cohen is apparently starrring in a film based on Saddam Husseins Novel Zabibah and the King. The 39 Year old star of Borat is starring in the Hollywood Adapation of the 2000 novel about a wise and good Iraqi leader who falls in love with a humble peasant girl. The movie is now retitled The Dictator, and is being directed by Larry Charles, who directed Baron Cohen in the feature-length Borat and Brüno outings.
The story behind the movie is quite interesting and allegorical. However, on closer inspection, the question arises – Will it be funny?
One of the first photos from production surfaces and it looks like it will be hilarious. Sacha Baron Cohen is seen here wearing a suit made popular by Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi. Maybe this move will be funny to a certain extent. Watch out for the release of The Dictator in May 2012.