First Trailer for The Dictator Starring Sacha Baron Cohen
12.14.11 by Ryan
After underwhelming Borat fans with Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen is back. Once again he treads the line between hilarious and offensive — and often succeeding at both — in the first trailer for his latest comedy, The Dictator.
Cohen plays a egomaniacal and tyrannical depot, based, or at least inspired by Saddam Hussein. Reportedly, Cohen plays two roles, that of the dictator, who travels to America, and a goatherder who replaces him. The trailer is only interested in showing Cohen's misdeeds as his dictator persona, as he insults the U.S., cheats in a track race, and has a romantic transaction with Megan Fox — amongst other transgressions.
The Dictator was written by Cohen and former Seinfeld writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel. Larry Charles (Borat, Brüno) directs while John C. Reilly, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley co-star.