First Official Look at Sacha Baron Cohen as THE DICTATOR [Updated]

     June 9, 2011


A couple days ago, we showed you an unofficial set photo from the set of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie, The Dictator.  The film has Cohen once again reteaming with director Larry Charles, but it’s Cohen’s first movie that isn’t based on one of his characters from The Ali G Show.  The comedy “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.”

The Huffington Post, when not dismantling great sites like Cinematical or asking writers to do free work on behalf of a multimillionaire who pretends she’s on the side of the middle- and working-class, gets the occasional entertainment exclusive.  This is one of those days.  Hit the jump to check out the first official look at Cohen as The Dictator.  The movie also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, and Jason Mantzoukas.  The Dictator is set to open on May 11, 2012. [Update: We now have a hi-res version of the image]

Paramount has sent over a hi-res version of the image.  Check it out:


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