Paramount has released the first trailer for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator. Cohen stars as a despot who “risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” The trailer has a lot of great jokes. Cohen is like Mike Myers if Myers was still funny, relevant, had smarter comedy, and–most importantly–was willing to offend the shit out of people. This trailer doesn’t pull any punches and I love that it’s a green band that will play to families across America this holiday season.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, J.B. Smoove, and John C. Reilly. The Dictator opens May 11, 2012. [We’ve updated the story with the teaser poster, which you can also check out after the jump.]
Trailer via Moviefone.
Poster via IMP Awards.