The first trailer for The Dictator starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Hugo) has been released December 14, opening with snip-its of President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron speaking about "the tyrant who must be stopped."
The despot they speak of is General Aladeen, the latest character Sacha Baron Cohen portrays, following up his Borat and Bruno films with a third-world country leader exiled to the US.
Cowritten by Cohen, the story is inspired by the novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein. The satire is described as a "heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country" he so lovingly oppressed.
This teaser trailer features footage with Megan Fox (Transformers) and John C. Reilly (Carnage). Directed by Larry King (Borat, Bruno, Seinfeld), it also stars Anna Faris (Scary Movie 5), Megan Fox (Transformers) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo).
The comedy is currently set for a May 9-11 release in Australia, Hong Kong, European markets and North America, followed May 16-18 by Scandinavia, France and the UK on May 20. -- AFP RELAXNEWS