Inappropriate Humor | Because You Hardly Find Something That's Both Funny and Appropriate
- Thursday, 20 January 2011 21:35
David, what is this David? The comedic genius Sacha Baron Cohen's next major role will be playing the genocidal dictator Saddam Hussein. The brains behind The Ali G Show with his cast of characters - Bruno the gay Austrian fashionista, Borat the Kazakhstan journalist and Ali G the gangster wannabe - will star in the May 2012 film, The Dictator. Cohen's last film was the wildly successful Bruno, which pulled in $140 million in 2009 while offending many, many people. Video clips of the characters are below the fold.
The film is said to be inspired by the novel Zabibah and The King, which is a romance novel that's said to be written by the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. However, the CIA believes the book was ghost written with direct influence by Hussein. Paramount joked in the 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."
The project has a $58 million budget and will be directed by Seinfeld veteran Larry Charles, who also directed Bruno and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Expect this to be as equally hilarious and offensive as the previous roles played by Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Loyal Opposition is a contributing editor for Habledash.