Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Borat star Cohen to play Saddam

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Saddam Hussein in a new movie

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen's next role will be playing Saddam Hussein.

The British comic, who also starred as Bruno and Ali G, will star in and co-write The Dictator, which is due for release next May, Paramount Pictures said.

Larry Charles, who directed Baron Cohen in Bruno and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, will direct once again.

The Dictator is inspired by a book the former Iraqi leader himself wrote, called Zabibah And The King.

Paramount joked in a news 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."

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