Sacha Baron Cohen fans REJOICE!
Paramount Pictures has reunited Baron Cohen with his BORAT and BRUNO director Larry Charles for THE DICTATOR.
According to a studio release, "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."
The release further advises that the story is "inspired by the best selling novel ‘Zabibah and the King’ by Saddam Hussein."
Cohen reportedly will play the dual roles of both the dictator and a goat herder.
Deadline Hollywood reports that four studios chased the film project when it first became available.
But when it was down to just two, Paramount made its intentions known by dispatching two goats wearing Paramount logo T-Shorts to visit both Cohen and his representatives.
And guess what, Paramount won out!
Rumored to be budgeted at around $60 million, the comedy will be co-produced by Hollywood veteran Scott Rudin with Baron Cohen.
So go ahead, mark THE DICTATOR on your 2012 calendar! It’s slated for release on May 11th.
Personally (as a fan) I can’t wait!