Paramount Pictures has announced that Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy The Dictator will be released worldwide on May 11, 2012. Larry Charles will direct. Charles teamed with Baron Cohen on both Borat and Bruno.
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. It is inspired by the best selling novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein.”
Producing alongside Sacha Baron Cohen are Scott Rudin, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel. Berg, Schaffer and Mandel join Baron Cohen as screenwriters on the movie.